What is Diamond and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Diamond
Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand ...
Crystal is a programming language that resembles Ruby but compiles to native code and tries to be much more efficient, at the cost of disallowing certain dynamic aspects of Ruby. ...
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. ...
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications. ...
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment. ...
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration. ...
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- Render any graph16
- Great functions to apply on timeseries9
- Well supported integrations7
- Includes event tracking5
- Rolling aggregation makes storage managable2
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Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:
By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.
To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...
(GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)
A huge part of our continuous deployment practices is to have granular alerting and monitoring across the platform. To do this, we run Sentry on-premise, inside our VPCs, for our event alerting, and we run an awesome observability and monitoring system consisting of StatsD, Graphite and Grafana. We have dashboards using this system to monitor our core subsystems so that we can know the health of any given subsystem at any moment. This system ties into our PagerDuty rotation, as well as alerts from some of our Amazon CloudWatch alarms (we’re looking to migrate all of these to our internal monitoring system soon).
- Compiles to efficient native code36
- Ruby inspired syntax33
- Performance oriented - C-like speeds30
- Gem-like packages, called Shards22
- Can call C code using Crystal bindings18
- Typed Ruby <318
- Super Fast16
- Open Source15
- Minimal Runtime13
- Clean code7
- Great community3
- Program compiled into a single binary2
- Has builtin LLVM support library1
- Feels like duck types, safe like static types1
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- Null Safety1
- Statically Safe Monkey Patching1
- Type inference1
- Meta-Programming (via Macros)1
- Small community12
- No windows support3
- No Oracle lib1
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- Open source792
- Great for apis481
- Great community418
- Great for realtime apps388
- Great for command line utilities293
- Node Modules79
- Uber Simple66
- Great modularity54
- Allows us to reuse code in the frontend54
- Easy to start39
- Great for Data Streaming34
- Non blocking IO23
- Can be used as a proxy17
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- Non-blocking and modular14
- Easy and Fun13
- Same lang as AngularJS12
- Easy and powerful11
- Future of BackEnd10
- Cross platform8
- Mean Stack7
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- Fast, simple code and async4
- Isomorphic coolness3
- Fast development3
- Control everything3
- Its amazingly fast and scalable3
- Great speed3
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- Blazing fast2
- Scales, fast, simple, great community, npm, express2
- Not Python2
- TypeScript Support2
- Easy to learn2
- Easy to use2
- Less boilerplate code2
- Sooper easy for the Backend connectivity2
- Great community2
- One language, end-to-end2
- Performant and fast prototyping2
- Event Driven0
- Bound to a single CPU46
- New framework every day40
- Lots of terrible examples on the internet34
- Asynchronous programming is the worst28
- Dependency based on GitHub11
- Dependency hell10
- Low computational power10
- Can block whole server easily7
- Very very Slow6
- Callback functions may not fire on expected sequence6
- Unneeded over complication3
- Breaking updates3
- No standard approach1
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When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?
So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.
React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.
Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.
How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:
Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.
Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:
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- Open source461
- Great community395
- Easy to learn346
- Beautiful code209
- Great packages187
- Great libraries174
- Comes with auth and crud admin panel61
- Great documentation56
- Great for web53
- Great orm35
- Great for api31
- All included24
- Web Apps20
- Used by top startups16
- Easy setup12
- Convention over configuration10
- Allows for very rapid development with great libraries7
- The Django community7
- Its elegant and practical5
- Great MVC and templating engine5
- Full stack4
- Easy Structure , useful inbuilt library4
- Fast prototyping4
- Easy to develop end to end AI Models4
- Easy to use3
- King of backend world3
- Batteries included3
- Have not found anything that it can't do3
- Zero code burden to change databases2
- Full-Text Search2
- Very quick to get something up and running2
- Many libraries2
- Python community2
- Great peformance2
- Just the right level of abstraction2
- Easy to change database manager1
- Underpowered templating25
- Underpowered ORM19
- Autoreload restarts whole server18
- URL dispatcher ignores HTTP method15
- Internal subcomponents coupling10
- Not nodejs7
- Configuration hell6
- Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel3
- Bloated admin panel included3
- Overwhelming folder structure2
- Not typed2
- InEffective Multithreading1
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Simple controls over complex technologies, as we put it, wouldn't be possible without neat UIs for our user areas including start page, dashboard, settings, and docs.
Initially, there was Django. Back in 2011, considering our Python-centric approach, that was the best choice. Later, we realized we needed to iterate on our website more quickly. And this led us to detaching Django from our front end. That was when we decided to build an SPA.
For building user interfaces, we're currently using React as it provided the fastest rendering back when we were building our toolkit. It’s worth mentioning Uploadcare is not a front-end-focused SPA: we aren’t running at high levels of complexity. If it were, we’d go with Ember.js.
However, there's a chance we will shift to the faster Preact, with its motto of using as little code as possible, and because it makes more use of browser APIs. One of our future tasks for our front end is to configure our Webpack bundler to split up the code for different site sections. For styles, we use PostCSS along with its plugins such as cssnano which minifies all the code.
All that allows us to provide a great user experience and quickly implement changes where they are needed with as little code as possible.
- Great mvc7
- Easy to learn1
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Finding the most effective dev stack for a solo developer. Over the past year, I've been looking at many tech stacks that would be 'best' for me, as a solo, indie, developer to deliver a desktop app (Windows & Mac) plus mobile - iOS mainly. Initially, Xamarin started to stand-out. Using .NET Core as the run-time, Xamarin as the native API provider and Xamarin Forms for the UI seemed to solve all issues. But, the cracks soon started to appear. Xamarin Forms is mobile only; the Windows incarnation is different. There is no Mac UI solution (you have to code it natively in Mac OS Storyboard. I was also worried how Xamarin Forms , if I was to use it, was going to cope, in future, with Apple's new SwiftUI and Google's new Fuchsia.
This plethora of techs for the UI-layer made me reach for the safer waters of using Web-techs for the UI. Lovely! Consistency everywhere (well, mostly). But that consistency evaporates when platform issues are addressed. There are so many web frameworks!
But, I made a simple decision. It's just me...I am clever, but there is no army of coders here. And I have big plans for a business app. How could just 1 developer go-on to deploy a decent app to Windows, iPhone, iPad & Mac OS? I remembered earlier days when I've used Microsoft's ASP.NET to scaffold - generate - loads of Code for a web-app that I needed for several charities that I worked with. What 'generators' exist that do a lot of the platform-specific rubbish, allow the necessary customisation of such platform integration and provide a decent UI?
I've placed my colours to the Quasar Framework mast. Oh dear, that means Electron desktop apps doesn't it? Well, Ive had enough of loads of Developers saying that "the menus won't look native" or "it uses too much RAM" and so on. I've been using non-native UI-wrapped apps for ages - the date picker in Outlook on iOS is way better than the native date-picker and I'd been using it for years without getting hot under the collar about it. Developers do get so hung-up on things that busy Users hardly notice; don't you think?. As to the RAM usage issue; that's a bit true. But Users only really notice when an app uses so much RAM that the machine starts to page-out. Electron contributes towards that horizon but does not cause it. My Users will be business-users after all. Somewhat decent machines.
Looking forward to all that lovely Vue.js around my TypeScript and all those really, really, b e a u t I f u l UI controls of Quasar Framework . Still not sure that 1 dev can deliver all that... but I'm up for trying...
I found Heroku to be a great option to get ExpressJS up and running with very little hustle. The free tier is great, but I'd recommend to set up a cronjob to visit your site every few minutes so that the server stays awake. Netlify was the option to host the front-end because doing the server side rendering on #Heroku would have taken a little more time than I'd like to. For the moment pre-rendering the app with prerender-spa-plugin is enough to help with #seo. Puppeteer was my choice over other options because it made it easier to scrape websites made on ASP.NET which is what I needed in this case. And Vue.js is my top choice at the moment because it's really beginner friendly and it has a lot of the features I like about Angular 2 and React. vuex is a must in most of the app I build.
- Clean architecture504
- Growing community364
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- Open source315
- The only framework to consider for php295
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- Dependency injection155
- Application architecture143
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- Write less, do more57
- Restful routing52
- Orm (eloquent)47
- Artisan scaffolding and migrations43
- Database migrations & seeds42
- Great documentation33
- Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid25
- Promotes elegant coding25
- Build Apps faster, easier and better24
- Easy to learn, scalability22
- JSON friendly22
- Most easy for me21
- Eloquent ORM21
- Modern PHP19
- Blade Template18
- Based on SOLID11
- Clean Documentation11
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- Convention over Configuration10
- Easy Request Validatin9
- Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM8
- Its just wow8
- Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework8
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- Great customer support6
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- Active Record5
- Fast and Clarify framework5
- The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades5
- Easy views handling and great ORM4
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- Laravel Mix4
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- Laravel casher3
- Laravel Spark3
- Intuitive usage3
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- Laravel Passport3
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- Too many dependency28
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- Too many include13
- Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting4
- Too underrated3
- Not fast with MongoDB2
- Difficult to learn1
- Not using SOLID principles1
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Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.
Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.
By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.
Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.
There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.
As of now, we don't only use the tool intern but we also opened it for everyone to use for free: https://tool-seo.com
I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.
Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.
To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .
CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.
Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.
- Android development284
- Necessary for android153
- Android studio127
- Mobile framework85
- Backed by google81
- Eclipse + adt plugin21
- Powerful, simple, one stop environment4
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We are using React Native in #SmartHome to share the business logic between Android and iOS team and approach users with a unique brand experience. The drawback is that we require lots of native Android SDK and Objective-C modules, so a good part of the invested time is there. The gain for a app that relies less on native communication, sensors and OS tools should be even higher.
We use a microservices structure on top of Zeit's @now that read from firebase. We use JWT auth to authenticate requests among services and from users, following GitHub philosophy of using the same infrastructure than its API consumers. Firebase is used mainly as a key-value store between services and as a backup database for users. We also use its authentication mechanisms.
You can be super locked-in if you also rely on it's analytics, but we use Amplitude for that, which offers us great insights. Intercom for communications with end-user and Mailjet for marketing.
I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.
The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login,
MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/
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- Easy setup123
- Lots of "off the shelf" functionalities33
- Cloud Solid28
- Caches well22
- Many receipes around for obscure features20
- Integrations with most other Java frameworks18
- Spring ecosystem is great17
- Fast Performance With Microservices17
- Easy setup, Community Support, Solid for ERP apps12
- One-stop shop12
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- Easy setup, good for build erp systems, well documented10
- Powerful 3rd party libraries and frameworks10
- Easy setup, Git Integration9
- It's so easier to start a project on spring2
- Heavy weight18
- Annotation ceremony17
- Many config files needed10
- Excellent tools for cloud hosting, since 5.x4
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Is learning Spring and Spring Boot for web apps back-end development is still relevant in 2021? Feel free to share your views with comparison to Django/Node.js/ ExpressJS or other frameworks.
Please share some good beginner resources to start learning about spring/spring boot framework to build the web apps.
We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.
To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas
To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS
#Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless