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Storing Time Series with InfluxDB

  Capturing and storing data of one thing changing over time is called time series data. When we capture time series data we are more interested in trends and change than the current state of a ‘thing’. Storing and querying this type of data can...

Gamification – A few tips to get started

Last time we had a quick look at the general concept of what gamification is and how getting your brain a squirt of our old friend dopamine can help engage our users like never before. This week I’ll have a look at a few ways we can start to gamify our...

Gamification Basics – what is it really?

We all love making engaging and useful things, for me it’s applications. A huge aspect of most applications is interacting with users, and encouraging those users to interact with you. It would be even better if the user could have a great time while using your...

Building Scalable Applications in AWS

Auto scaling is an old selling point for AWS and cloud services in general, but a surprising number of production applications don’t auto-scale. There are several legitimate reasons for this: Applications have a very fixed input/output and have no reason to...