Tag Archives: Software Sagacity

Why Node.js Is the Ideal Language for High-Performance Web Applications

NodeJSEvery ten or so years, a programming language emerges that changes the face of software development.  From C++ in the 80’s, to Java in the 90’s, to C# .Net in the 2000’s, each iteration transforms how people work and develop software systems.  Node.js is that language of the 2010’s, combining highly asynchronous development with a wide breadth of plugins to create 50%+ reductions in development time.  Its single-threaded execution, high-level of configurability, and large plugin ecosystem make it the ideal language for high-performance web application development.
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Oracle CEO Steps Down Amid Titanic Shift

In-Memory DatabaseI usually don’t write about news, or in this case olds, but in this case the technology is amazing enough to merit mention. As most of the tech world knows, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison stepped down from his post earlier this week, after a 37 year career leading the company to become one of the dominant players in the IT industry. With all of the publicity and commotion that this move made, it had completely overshadowed an even more titanic shift happening in the database world: Oracle’s June launch of its In-Memory Database for 12c.
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