Sit back and enjoy golden hour today. Maybe even spend that time catching up with our authors. You can peruse through what they’ve been writing about below.

Whether over the Internet or your office network, wherever there is data flow, performance matters. Network bandwidth is one of the most important factors that determines performance. The demand for it is increasing with time. With advanced technologies in use, newer applications need more bandwidth to perform smoothly. As an engineer, you have to know network bandwidth inside and out to set up high-performance networks and build faster applications. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, Omkar Hiremath starts by explaining what network bandwidth is and why it important. Find out more on Scalyr’s blog.

How to Spot Website Errors and Reduce Troubleshooting Time

Errors and bugs are a nightmare for any software engineer or developer. Even though errors can seem like a bad experience for any developer or website owner, errors can help improve the quality of a website. You may be wondering, “But how?” Errors pinpoint the weaker parts of the website, giving you direction of what to work on. In this post, Mathews Musukuma walks you through how to spot website errors and react on time using a modern website error detection tool like SolarWinds® Pingdom®. Learn more on Solarwinds’ blog.

Supporting Privacy Regulations in Non-Production

Every aspect of our daily lives involves the usage of data. Be it our social media, banking account, or even while using an e-commerce site, we use data everywhere. This data may range from our names and contact information to our banking and credit card details. The personal data of a user is quite sensitive. In general, all users expect a company to protect their sensitive data. But there is always a slight chance that the app or service you are using might face a data breach. In that case, the question that comes to mind is how the company or app will keep your data safe. In this post, Arnab Chowdhury discusses why you must follow data privacy regulations in a non-production environment (aka your development and test environments). Check it out on Enov8’s blog.

Business Value: A Guide to Delivering and Measuring It

It’s not straightforward to define “business value.” If you ask different business managers, they all have their respective answers when it comes to business value. So what is business value exactly? Business value refers to the benefits a business generates for its stakeholders. A stakeholder can be anyone ranging from a client to product user to investor. Moreover, business value refers not only to a business’s ability to create long-term revenue, but also to the ability to create products, services, employment, and investment returns. Find out more from Michiel Mulders on Plutora’s blog. 

What Is a Linter? Here’s a Definition and Quick-Start Guide

We also updated a couple of posts this week.What is a linter? In short, a linter is a tool to help you improve your code. The concept of linter isn’t exclusive to JavaScript. Still, I’d say that the majority of people trying to learn about linters are interested in the ones that target JavaScript (or, more generally, dynamically-typed languages.) In this post, you can find out the in-depth answer to this question. Check it out on Testim’s blog.

We also updated a post on controllability. We all know that, most of the time, systems become unstable when a deployment happens. Therefore, most people prefer to defer deployments as much as possible. But DevOps and SRE changed that mindset by embracing the risk of things going wrong. The key here is how fast you can react when the system is unstable and then bring it back to its optimal control. And that’s where controllability comes into play. Find out more on Scalyr’s blog.