Recent News

Discussing Trends & Technology

News Categories

Heavy Stones

Kirsti Elliott in General


This summer we took our kids primitive camping in Glacier National Park in Montana. It was a week full of hiking, sightseeing and campfires. We had minimal connection to the outside world because there was no internet, and cell service was sparse at best. That’s what made it such an incredible trip! We enjoyed a week of much needed, uninterrupted time with our kids... Read More »


In this article, we will explore the process of extracting data from an AWS RDS database, and then publishing it to S3. After researching several solutions, I chose to utilize AWS Glue because it is the ETL service provided by AWS. It has three main components, which are Data Catalogue, Crawler, and ETL Jobs.... Read More »


Since November 2014 when AWS introduced AWS Lambda, the term “serverless” is mounting in popularity. Many IT professionals are talking about serverless and how to apply it to software development. This article is designed to help you understand some fundamentals of serverless and the steps required for building, testing, and deploying your code automatically. ... Read More »

Mother’s Day

Kirsti Elliott in General


Like me, most of you have found yourself in a position where you needed to buy a present for someone and you were at a total loss as to what to get them. Mother’s Day is just around the corner; are you wondering what to get for your Mother and maybe even Mother-in-Law? It has to be perfect, right? There is a good bit riding on this gift. But what should you get? So, you go to store, or if you’re me, you go to Amazon, and look at all the options. It’s absolutely overwhelming. What is the perfect gift? The anxiety starts to build. You question everything you look at... Read More »


Today, many developers want to learn Node.js programming skills to match the current market and industry needs. Node.js has become very popular. According to the Node.js Foundation Report, there have been more than a billion downloads of Node.js. Why are so many developers choosing Node? In this article, I will give you a brief summary of Node: what it is; key features; how it works; a list relevant keywords; and, help you understand the big picture as you explore Node and its architecture... Read More »


As you know WebSockets makes it possible to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user’s browser and a server. With this API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply. But now we have another option to communicate between backend and client application by using the web Push Notification... Read More »