Democratizing Databases — With a new tool, any competent spreadsheet user can construct custom database interfaces.
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The importance of loose coupling in REST API design — You should never develop a REST API for any specific application. The best approach is to build a REST API platform that can be used and reused in a flexible manner for general-purpose application development.
Real-World Redis Tips — Use a connection pooler, give your clients names, set an appropriate key eviction policy, and more.
Apache Spark 2.0 Released — Spark 2.0 focuses on significantly improved SQL support and the unification of the DataFrame and Dataset APIs. The next-gen Tungsten engine also compiles queries to make Spark 2.0 up to 10x faster than 1.x. Release notes here.