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Volkan Özçelik

Chief Executive Philosopher at volkan.io

Decision about PubNub

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Using websockets is something, scaling a message pipeline to thousands of concurrent connections is something else.

I trust PubNub with what it does best, and use it as zerotoherojs.com ’s messaging pipeline.

With PubNub, I have one less problem to think about. PubNub

2 upvotes·1.7K views

Decision about Crisp

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Crisp is a realtime chat widget that, unlike its competitors, does not demand your leg and kidney to deliver a decent service.

It works great for zerotoherojs.com and I recommend anyone if they have a similar need.

Even their free tier is more than enough for the majority of the use cases that you can think of. Crisp

1 upvote·91K views

Decision about Mailgun

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Mailgun is the only mailing service that I trust to deliver critical user and system emails of zerotoherojs.com

It works great, and for my current usage volume it’s free. Mailgun

1 upvote·3.9K views

Decision about Mustache

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Mustache is a simple logicless template language.

It is lightweight, and currently suits my templating needs.

I use it, in lieu of things like React SSR etc. Mustache

1 upvote·2.4K views

Decision about AWS CodeCommit

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I use CodeCommit for projects that require a tighter integration with the AWS ecosystem.

Otherwise, my default source control system as a service of choice is: GitHub. AWS CodeCommit

1 upvote·2K views

Decision about Loader.io

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I use loader.io for distributed load testing.

That especially matters when you have a cross-region load-balancer and you want to make sure how your app behaves on a global scale. Loader.io

1 upvote·1.9K views

Decision about Uptime Robot

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Uptime Robot is simple; it does what it claims it does, and it does it really well. And its free tier works great for my needs. What more can I want out of it? Uptime Robot

1 upvote·1.5K views

Decision about Amazon VPC

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With VCP, you can secure and segment your nodes.

It is easy to manage, flexible, and gives great control over your virtual infrastructure. Amazon VPC

1 upvote·1.4K views

Decision about Amazon CloudWatch

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CloudWatch is “on by default” in Amazon. And by just configuring a few alarms you can have a near-zero-cost monitoring service of your own. Amazon CloudWatch

1 upvote·1.1K views

Decision about Amazon SNS

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I mainly use it for the infrastructure notifications and alarms of zerotoherojs.com ’s learning dashboards. Amazon SNS

1 upvote·1.1K views