We have tested two MongoDB cluster solutions deployed on Google Cloud Platform: Google Launcher’s MongoDB cluster and our MongoDB cluster Docker container running on Google Container Engine. We wanted to simply compare the performance of both solutions using a standard mongo performance benchmark. What are the benchmark results?
We have tested two database-as-a-service solutions from two major players: Google Cloud SQL Second Generation, Amazon RDS for MySQL and official MariaDB Docker container running as a single instance without any replication on Google Container Engine. MariaDB was used in the test as a baseline, only to see if there is any significant performance overhead of replication and the difference between MySQL and MariaDB. What are the benchmark results?
Clients often ask us about the cost of developing a new app. This question is not a simple one to answer, as it depends on several factors which we will discuss in this piece. The goal of this article is to clear-up why we cannot accurately determine the total cost of a project at its commencement.
What are the best strategies for development if you start a project from scratch? What is the most effective way to get your startup running? What about the software architecture? How much does it cost?
Webpack became quite a popular technology and is often compared to utilities like Gulp or Grunt. In this article I will explain the fundamentals and philosophy behind Webpack as well as mention when and how to use (or not to use) this technology.
At Ackee, we develop quite a lot of static websites using React. When using Google Storage Buckets behind Cloudflare’s CDN, you will probably run into a few problems with the React Router, limited Bucket’s webserver, and https settings. Cloudflare also needs custom settings to serve the React app properly.
What? Ackee and cooking? Well, not entirely, even though we did show we knew our way around the kitchen at the #dnesnekodim event. However, considering we feel better behind the keyboard, our cookbook will not be about food but about programming. Read about how we prepare the best applications on the Czech scene, what tools we use, as well as all of our secret procedures. (more…)
This year is a year of quality. Despite a considerable investment of time we tried moving our technologies forward by a giant leap, which in the case of our infrastructure resembled, more than quiet evolutionary development, a bloody revolution. Our backend will never be the same again… and that is good!
I’m planning to constantly update and extend this post the first couple of months I’m working with Kotlin. I will write down the things that I like in Kotlin, the things I miss or don’t like and the things I’m still not sure about. These things may even change their “baskets” as I’ll be gaining more experience with this language 🙂