Why I don’t think Googles Data Loss Prevention API is ready for use with images

DLP

Data protection is critical within any business and data has a lot of value. Loss of data can be detrimental to both the business holding the data and the individual who’s data has been compromised resulting in drastic consequences. Loss of data is a breach of both privacy and security and with data storage being so cheap, it has expanded massively in volume. While data breaches of sensitive data have been occurring for a long time, they have been becoming more frequent.

Continue reading Why I don’t think Googles Data Loss Prevention API is ready for use with images

DNS Explained

DNS logo

Welcome to this Deep Dive series, for this topic I will be exploring DNS in depth while providing clear and deep explanations to help both tech and hopefully non tech minded folk to better understand this topic.

Continue reading DNS Explained

How I passed the GCP Professional Cloud Architect Exam

google cloud architect

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been growing in popularity over the last few years, and with good reason, the GCP has a strong competitive advantage over other cloud providers when it comes to certain aspects such as Kubernetes, Big Data, Data Pipelines, and Analytics.

This certification is a great entry point into the GCP certifications, while it is not the easiest of the GCP certifications, it will give you a good foundation and overall understanding of the services GCP has to offer as well as design for cost-effective and fault-tolerant solutions.

Continue reading How I passed the GCP Professional Cloud Architect Exam

Choosing Choreography or Orchestration for your Microservices Architecture

Microservices

Both Choreography or Orchestration are fascinating patterns, they are fantastic ways to manage the interactions, communication, and behavior between your Microservices and often there is not a one size fits all approach you should take.

Just because you have taken one of these approaches in a previous solution does not mean that it the right approach for your next, hopefully, this post will be able to give you a high-level overview of what you should consider and help you to manage your Architecture decision.

Continue reading Choosing Choreography or Orchestration for your Microservices Architecture

How I passed the AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate) Exam

AWS Solution Architect Associate

No matter your background into cloud computing, I think this certification is a great entry point into the AWS certifications, while it is one of the easiest of the AWS certifications, it will give you a good foundation and overall understanding of the services AWS has to offer as well as design for cost-effective and fault-tolerant solutions.

Continue reading How I passed the AWS Certified Solution Architect (Associate) Exam

Developing a React Component Library

React logo

There are many great examples of component libraries that companies and individuals have created that are out and available on GitHub. 

What I wanted to do was explore the concept of the component library in greater detail and therefore provide details to help give guidance to those wanting to venture into creating their own library.

Continue reading Developing a React Component Library

Publishing a static site with Github Pages and Travis CI

Github Pages

When trying to find instructions on how to publish into Github Pages, I found that is was not very clear when trying to publish a static site. 

I thought it would be good to write a guide on publishing a static site into Github Pages and hopefully eliminate any confusion in trying to do so.

Continue reading Publishing a static site with Github Pages and Travis CI

What is a High Performing Team within Agile

High Performance

Do you enjoy your work culture?

Who doesn’t want to show up to work and be in an environment with like minded and talented team members (ability, passion, desire not skill-set).

Do you enjoy your work environment?

Who doesn’t want to be part of a team that is recognised for the quality that they deliver as well as being seen as industry leaders, has the abilities to use technologies that will give the best outcome and help grow your teams skill-set and interest.

Do you want to easily be employable?

Who doesn’t want to be perceived in the communities they are part of as someone others would love to work with.

All that sounds great, right, and they are benefits that happen when working in a high performing team, however truthful speaking I think high performing teams are very rare, though while I think they are rare, I think it is also very important to strive to be a high performing team, not just for others but for yourself.

Continue reading What is a High Performing Team within Agile

WebSockets Security with Spring and Spring Security

Websockets

WebSockets with custom message security is not a topic that appears widely online, let alone example on how to make it happen, therefore I decided to present on web sockets and in particular allowing custom security on the socket level.

Continue reading WebSockets Security with Spring and Spring Security

Jersey RESTful WebService JAX-RS with JPA and Derby In Memory Database

Webservice

RESTful is a key term that is popular in the market.

Previous services use to be created implementing JAX-WS with the communication protocol being SOAP, various implementation were and are still used but from my own experience they all have fallen short especially in the area of code generation, these technologies included Axis 1 & 2, Apache CXF as well as the java generation tools.

Since RESTful implements JAX-RS with the communication protocol being HTTP, it has allowed for rapid development with the ability to send data in different formats, typically it is JSON however it can also be send as XML or even plain text.

Both technologies do have their advantages and disadvantages however my preference of choice for many reasons is RESTful.

Continue reading Jersey RESTful WebService JAX-RS with JPA and Derby In Memory Database