Flag Day in the USA is just a couple of weeks away. Flags are used to represent different things (usually nations or states). While the things a nation’s flag stands for are more important than what flags in code represent, it’s easier to discuss how to use flags in code, so that’s what I’ll do Read More
Chad Groneman has been involved in the software industry for over 12 years. He's worked on web frontends, backends, and desktop applications. He prefers to work on the type of challenges that come with backend work. After work, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking in the mountains and hills around where he lives, and watching nature and history documentaries.
Here at Ancestry.com, we currently use Microsoft’s High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster to do a variety of things. My team has multiple things we use an HPC cluster for. Interestingly enough, we don’t communicate with HPC exactly the same for any distinct job type. We’re using the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model for two of Read More
Maintaining Balance by Using Feedback Loops in Software Feedback is an important part of daily life. Used wisely, feedback loops can help us make better decisions, resulting in overall improvements. Feedback loops are useful in all sorts of situations, from relationships to what we eat for dinner. Software can also be made to take advantage Read More