Amazon EBS Volume Types

Amazon EBS provides the following volume types, which differ in performance characteristics and price, so that you can tailor your storage performance and cost to the needs of your applications. The volumes types fall into two categories:SSD-backed volumes optimized for trans ...

Beginner’s Guide: 7 Ways to Optimize Cloud Costs with AWS

Amazon offers three AWS pricing models that suit the needs of different sized companies at various stages of their life cycles. Their most well known on-demand model charges based on actual usage (hourly compute/storage or I/O capacity consumption). It has created a simple way to reduce co ...

Understanding AWS stolen CPU and how it affects your apps

Stolen CPU is a metric that’s often looked at but can be hard to understand. It implies some malevolent intent from your virtual neighbors. In reality, it is a relative measure of the cycles a CPU should have been able to run but could not due to the hypervisor diverting cycles away from ...

Why Sketch is the UI Designer’s Best Friend

I’ve been using Sketch for about 6 months and it’s transformed my work-flow, increasing my speed, quality of work, and innovation. It’s become my go-to design tool that works for a range of steps in my design process. I’m sure you’ll find it useful in yours, too. 

19 Best Practices for Faster UI Mockups

UI mockups help answer the big visual questions.The below tips are based on my experience as a web designer and blogger. My goal is to help you create faster UI mockups without sacrificing the quality of your work.Let’s begin.Sketch Your Ideas First Star ...

5 Big Differences Between UX And UI Design

UX Is Not UI UX Makes Interfaces Useful vs. UI Makes Interfaces Beautiful UX Helps Users Accomplish Goals vs. UI Makes Emotional Connections UX Design Is Done First vs. UI Design Is Done Second…(Sometimes) UX Is Employed Across ...

User Interface (UI) Prototypes: An Agile Introduction

User interface (UI) prototyping is an iterative analysis technique in which users are actively involved in the mocking-up of the UI for a system. UI prototypes have several purposes:As an analysis artifact that enables you to explore the problem space with your stakeholders.< ...

Integrating BPMN and DMN

The Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2.0, has established itself as the dominant standard for process modeling since its release in 2011. The publication of the Decision Model and Notation, DMN [1] , adds a new perspective allowing decisions to be modeled alongside processes in an ...