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When to Use an API Proxy Over an API Gateway

The need for APIs has increased exponentially as the world becomes more technologically connected. Companies now look to how an API proxy can protect their data and create workflow efficiencies. But what are they, and why do you need one? Read on to discover more about API proxies, how they work, and whether you should use them in your business.


Docker: Volumes Vs Bind Mounts

The Docker environment provides loose isolation between your applications and your host machine because it containerizes your applications. In other words, this implies that your application operates in a container independently of your host computer in order to achieve its intended results. Docker containers have a writable layer on top that allows you to modify the contents of the container while it is running. However, the container lifecycle dictates how these changes are made.


Minimize Heap Allocations in Node.js

Memory management has always been a source of huge concern in Computer Science. Each piece of software is assigned a small portion of a computer’s finite memory; this memory has to be well-managed (carefully allocated and deallocated). With its efficient automatic garbage collection mechanism, Node.js tries to handle the tedious task of memory management and free up developers to work on other tasks.


What is Open Source and How to Get Started?

Software engineering is an exciting field that offers various roles and responsibilities to individuals. Some prominent roles are developer, quality assurance engineer, project manager, product manager, DevOps, and many more. Each of these roles also has sub-roles. For example, we have front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers in development. In testing, we have manual testing, automation, unit testing, and end-to-end testing.

Options Clearing Corporation: Risk Management Transformation

The Options Clearing Corporation is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing house. It is designated by the US government as a SIFMU - a Systematically Important Financial Market Utility. Hear how the OCC uses Appian across the organization to demonstrate and enforce strict controls to enhance risk management.

User Funnels Are Vital to the Customer Experience

If you’re looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction, experience, and loyalty, you need to focus on how customers are using and adopting your product. For this, you’ll need to focus on your user funnel, sometimes referred to as a conversion funnel. In this article, we’ll show you seven ways that user funnels can improve some key areas of your business to boost all of the above!


How to improve Website Performance with CSS Inlining?

The above stats signify how crucial it is for developers to craft rapid websites for their clients. However, if you’re new and unaware of the development of best practices, achieving performance can be a hassle. Apart from using the right images and clean codebase, factors such as CSS file size, data flow, etc. can also impact the website's performance. If you’re planning to learn ways, you can use the CSS for enhancing your website’s performance, stay tuned!