The Couchbase Mobile suite is designed to sync application data between an embedded NoSQL database on a mobile device and a bigger NoSQL database hosted in the cloud.
For banking startup LendUp, personalization is a matter of survival. As a lender to the underbanked that doesn’t charge late fees, LendUp needs to get the right data and design the right experience to ensure it gets paid.
Box VP of Engineering Sam Schillace talks about building the service that became Google Docs, then fighting for the service’s life, and now rethinking collaboration for the mobile web.
James Urquhart explains the concept of anti-fragility and how modern IT departments are trying to achieve through a variety of means, including the implementation of devops. However, he cautions, anti-fragility might not the answer for every system.
James Urquhart kicks off a discussion about system resiliency by outlining the key concepts — devops, complex adaptive systems and anti-fragility — that affect it in the cloud computing era.
There’s a principle of application design that beautiful means usable, but a new study out of Google suggests that while beauty doesn’t necessarily affect perceived usability, poor usability can negatively affect perceived beauty. Nobody wants a reputation as selling a product that’s both unusable and ugly.