Simple Expiring Locks with Node & Redis

As I was working on a way to create a simple record locking system that was low-maintenance, low-overhead using Node and Redis I posted this: Anyone have a good resource on simple CRUD with expiration for Node + Redis? #javascript #nodejs— Kent Safranski (@fluidbyte) October 18, 2014 I posted/tweeted…

The Reality of Work-Life Balance

BalĀ·ance, v. : Offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another. The above is the definition we should go by; a subjective comparison. However, so often I see the idea of balance in "work-life balance" played out as an objective measure. This is troubling to me and identifies…

Unifying Our Dev Team on Cloud-Coding

When I started at TelePharm I was tasked with staffing a team of developers. We now have an awesome group of 4 engineers a UI/UX engineer and an intern. Obviously when building a team, or working with a team in general, a primary focus is workflow. Agile methodologies, setting…

The Unmentioned Benefit of Remote Work

I'm a huge proponent of remote working. I see a lot of great discussions, posts and presentations on the subject touting how ebracing remote working allows employers to acquire talent for talent (not location), saves money, increases productivity and leads to happier employees. One thing I don't often see is…

Build Your API in Minutes and Start Dev'ing

Data is a fundamental part of web/mobile/all applications. In a world of RESTful interfaces with data services we're often left with the responsibility of standing-up these services so we can deliver REST methods to interact with our data. At my current job with TelePharm we had the same…