All posts of Will

We’re living in the golden age of software development

Software, as Marc Andreessen says, is eating the world. Everything we do is mediated through someone’s code — running on a smart thermostat, a smartphone, the old familiar PC, or as a microservice in an ever-expanding cloud. We’re finally delivering on the decades-old promise of a ubiquitous computing world. But more than that, from the […]

Are You Using A Content Delivery Network For Your Website Yet? You Should Be

In this day and age where web hosting is incredibly inexpensive, many people are satisfied by simply purchasing a hosting plan and forgetting about that part of the puzzle. However, when your website grows and starts receiving more and more traffic, you should start thinking about getting a content delivery network (CDN) service. Wanna know why? […]

Event-driven infrastructure and the move to higher worlds

The new bastion of infrastructure isn’t about servers, containers or services. Rather it is about micro functions triggered by certain events. Learn more in this article:

Why You Need a Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Hackers are getting control of web servers for different reasons, the main ones being the ability to control a server and spread malware.  Often, these two objectives go hand in hand. Why do hackers want to control a web server? Because a server is often hundreds of times more powerful than a workstation and that […]

Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

There are now so many cyberattacks that many enterprises simply accept that hackers and bad actors will find ways to break into their systems. A strategy some large businesses have developed over the past two years has been to quickly identify and isolate these attacks, possibly by shutting down part of a system or network […]

Serverless: The future of cloud computing?

Serverless: The future of cloud computing? While the cloud lends companies more agility, New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell says event-triggered computing cuts cost and enables more efficient application development. Welcome to the serverless era. Find out more by reading the article below…  

Avoiding a data disaster: could your business recover from human error?

Data.” Ask senior management at any major organization to name their most critical business asset and they’ll likely respond with that one word. As such, developing a disaster recovery strategy – both for data backup and restoration – is a central part of planning for business continuity management at any organization. It is essential that […]

Is Cloud Storage Really Secure?

A reader asks: “Where does cloud storage really reside? And is it secure?” Quentin Hardy, The Times’s deputy technology editor, considers the question. _____ “Cloud” data is stored on hard drives (much the way data is usually stored). And yes, it’s probably more secure than conventionally stored data. What makes cloud storage different? Instead of being stored directly […]