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Serverless Apps with Node and Claudia.js: servers and washing machines

By Slobodan Stojanović and Aleksandar Simović

To understand serverless, consider for a moment washing machines. This might sound like a crazy place to start, but owning a server nowadays is similar to owning a washing machine. Everybody needs to clean their clothes, and the most logical solution seems to be buying a washing machine. But most of the time the washing machine is plugged in, it’s doing nothing. At best, it’s used five to fifteen hours per week. Same goes with servers. Most of the time, your average application server is waiting to receive a request, doing nothing.

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Poor API Design has Terrible Consequences.

By Arnaud Lauret

Why should we care about the design of an API? It’s quite simple. What do you do when you use an everyday thing, whether it’s a microwave oven, a web site, a mobile application, a TV remote or an ATM? You use its interface.

Dependency Injection in .NET, 2nd Edition: understanding the Composition Root

By Steven van Deursen and Mark Seemann

This article describes where and how programmers should compose an application’s object graphs and the concept of the Composition Root.

Deep learning and the Game of Go: Playing Games with Tree Search

By Max Pumperla and Kevin Ferguson

This article, from Deep Learning and the Game of Go, discusses tree search algorithms and their relevance to various types of games.

C# in Depth, 4th Edition: concise code with local methods

By Jon Skeet

This article, taken from chapter 14 of C# in Depth, Fourth Edition, delves into using local methods in C#.

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Caching in React

By Elyse Kolker Gordon

This article, adapted from chapter 11 of Isomorphic Web Applications, discusses caching and its importance as a server performance tool.

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