Serverless vs. Containers: Key Differences Explained

Serverless and containers are two “as a service” technologies that have seen increasing adoption in recent years. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between serverless and containers, so that you can understand for which situations each technology is best suited. Read more

Node.js Architecture and 12 Best Practices for Node.js Development

Even though only 11 years old, Node.js has emerged to be one of the most popular web development frameworks in the last decade. I’m a big Javascript fanboy, and thanks to Node.js, I can write Javascript code outside the browser ... Read more

Django and the N+1 Queries Problem

The N+1 Queries Problem is a perennial database performance issue. It affects many ORM’s and custom SQL code, and Django’s ORM is not immune either. In this post, we’ll examine what the N+1 Queries Problem looks like in Django, some tools for fixing it, and most importantly some tools for ... Read more

Node.js Logging: A How-to Guide

When visiting a new website, it is quite normal to get carried away by the bells and whistles of the fancy UI and UX and not be able to appreciate all the lower level, back-end code that runs tirelessly to ensure a smooth and fast website experience. This ... Read more

Meet our New Director of Marketing!

We’re excited to announce that Ashton Howe has joined Scout APM as our new Director of Marketing! Ashton brings to the team a unique expertise at the intersection of marketing, attribution, data science and strategy, and will lead the development of an industry-leading marketing program to engage, inform, and support ... Read more

A Guide to Python Lambda Functions

In Python, Lambda functions are rare compared to “normal” functions, and occasionally misunderstood or overused. In this article we’ll cover what Lambda functions are, how to use them, and how they compare with normal functions and other alternatives. We’ll also touch on the history of lambda functions, such as where ... Read more

How to Use PHP Include and Require Statements

In the realms of computer science and software engineering, reusability and modularity are considered to be important design principles to keep in mind when building software programs. The key idea behind these principles is to write code in a way that does not concentrate all it’s operations in one place. ... Read more

How to Create a Python Stack

A stack is an abstract data type that stores a collection of elements with more strictly defined insertion and deletion rules. Read more

The Most Popular Python Web Frameworks in 2020

Web frameworks are powerful tools. They abstract the common aspects of building web sites and APIs and allow us to build richer, more stable applications with less effort. A broad range of web frameworks is available to us in Python. Some are proven favorites with large ecosystems and communities. Others ... Read more

How to Enable PHP Error Reporting

Errors are undesirable for users and you should do everything in your control to keep users away from them. However, they are of utmost importance for developers. They allow developers to understand the inaccuracies and vulnerabilities in their code by alerting them when their code breaks. They also provide relevant ... Read more

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