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Nortal, a globally recognized software consulting company, delves into trending technology topics with industry thought leaders. Teach Your Niche with Nortal is a narrative that aims to educate companies, developers, and decision-makers on industry best practices. https://nortal.com/us/

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Nortal, a globally recognized software consulting company, delves into trending technology topics with industry thought leaders. Teach Your Niche with Nortal is a narrative that aims to educate companies, developers, and decision-makers on industry best practices. https://nortal.com/us/

    The Principles of Zero Trust

    The Principles of Zero Trust

    For our latest episode of Teach your Niche, Taze Miller, Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, is our guest speaker! Jeff Ramsdale, Technical Director at Nortal US, and Josh Goodrich, Solutions Architect at Nortal US host the discussion for an in-depth look at The Principles of Zero Trust best practices and tips for implementation. This podcast is in English. 
    Podcast Overview:[0:00-22:22]
    Definition of Zero Trust Infrastructure requirementsChallenges of implementing Zero Trust Components needed for implementationZero Trust use case  How to get startedMore Information on Zero Trust by Nortal and AWS
    The Case for Zero Trust by Jeff RamsdaleImplementing Zero Trust by Jeff RamsdaleMigrating to Zero Trust by Jeff RamsdaleZero Trust architectures: An AWS perspective by Mark Ryland and Quint Van DemanHow to think about Zero Trust architectures on AWS by Michael WasielewskiAWS Tools Mentioned:
    AWS Identity & Access Management  (IAM)
    AWS Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    Multi- Factor Authentication (MFA)
    AWS IoT Device Management 
    YubiKey
    Amazon SMS
    Amazon Elastic Cloud Computer (EC2)
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

    • 23 min
    Infinite Headless Commerce Scaling

    Infinite Headless Commerce Scaling

    In a special edition of Teach your Niche, VP of Technology, Jesse Krautwurst, VP of Client Services, Areos Ledesma, and Torben Giesselmann, a Senior Solutions Architect from Elastic Path. This podcast is in English. 
    Podcast Overview: [0:00-22:30]
    Introduction to Elastic PathHow Elastic Path and Nortal work together Benefits of the Elastic Path and Nortal partnership How headless commerce increases adaptability How Elastic Path and Nortal enabled a highly anticipated telecommunications device launch How headless platforms open up commerce channelsThe importance of system integrators 

    Tool Mentioned:
    Elastic Path 

    • 22 min
    Scaling the Front End

    Scaling the Front End

    In our third and final podcast of the scaling series, VP of Technology, Jesse Krautwurst, Senior Software Engineer, Mike Hitchcock and Lead Software Developer, Josh Buchacher round out the series by focusing on Front End development. This podcast is in English. 
    Part 1: Front End Frameworks [0:00-15:45]
    Scaling development Front end team best practicesCode review process Building an automated system Scaling featuresFeature flags and A/B testingPart 2: Scaling Load [15:53-36:32]
    Optimizing over-the-wire size delivery to clientsServer-Side vs. Client-side renderingServer interaction through APIsScaling usability of an applicationApplication accessibility considerationsLocalization and internationalizationResponsive developmentTools Mentioned:
    Slack
    Jira
    Build Status
    Envision
    Mootools
    jQuery
    Marionette Backbone
    Angular
    React
    Akamai
    CloudFront
    Chrome Browser Tools
    Profiler
    W3C
    DevTools
    Google Lighthouse
    Wave
    Axe
    Tenon.io
    JAWs
    Aria label
    Firefox Gecko
    Flexbox

    • 36 min
    Scaling Services

    Scaling Services

    In the second podcast on a series about scaling your technology stack, Chief Architect, Gabe Hicks, Solutions Architect, Nathan Skone, and Director of Technology, Jeff Ramsdale continue the series by talking about different patterns that help with scaling services, or the middle tier. Discussing in detail different patterns, when to use them, and common cases of misuse. This podcast is in English.
    Part 1: Overview of Scaling Services [0:00-10:25]
    What is scaling?What is horizontal compared to vertical scaling?Factors to consider when thinking about scaling.The difference between stateless and stateful services.Examples of automating horizontal scaling.What are other ways to scale compute?Part 2: Application Architecture [10:35-23:44]
    Microservice pattern versus monolithic architecture.How caching can impact scaling: benefits and challenges.How queuing is used to scale systems.How can the service tier handle the information in the queue? The importance of autoscaling services.Tools Mentioned:
    EC2 Instances
    Google Compute Instances
    Docker
    Kubernetes 
    Knative
    AWS Lambda
    JavaSpaces
    Kinesis

    • 23 min
    Scaling the Database Tier

    Scaling the Database Tier

    In the first podcast of a series on scaling your technology stack, Chief Architect, Gabe Hicks, Solutions Architect, Nathan Skone, and VP of Technology, Jesse Krautwurst kick-off the series by introducing the capabilities of scaling the different types of databases and scenarios for when to apply the different scaling strategies. They also go into detail about the advantages and disadvantages of scaling. This podcast is in English.
    Part 1: Introduction to the Scaling Series [0:00-18:42]
    The difference between relational and non-relational databasesVertical and horizontal scalingWhat are the principles of databases?CAP Theorem overviewWhat is the primary/ primary and master/ master approach to databases?Scaling with ShardingScaling with DenormalizationPart 2:  Different Types of Databases [18:51-34:02]
    What are the advantages of NoSQL?What are the different types of databases?What is a key value data store?What would a document database look like?What are the advantages of Time Series?What are graph non-relational databases?What are search non-relational databases?How would you approach scaling a system?How do analytics relate to scaling?Tools Mentioned:
    Cassandra
    MongoDB
    Amazon Document DB
    Influx Time Series DB
    Neo4j
    ElasticSearch
    Lucene
    Solr

    • 34 min
    Serverless: The key to faster deployments

    Serverless: The key to faster deployments

    In our second installment of Teach your Niche, Nortal North America’s Chief Architect, Gabe Hicks and Solutions Architect, Nathan Skone, discuss the capabilities of serverless technology and how it can help your development team. This podcast is in English.
    Part 1: How can you effectively leverage serverless? [0:00 - 16:06]
    What does serverless mean to software developers?What are the prime use cases of serverless?What are some instances where you wouldn’t want to use serverless?Project examples of what went well and what didn’t.Part 2: Where is serverless going? [16:15 - 27:27]
    Why do you think serverless popularity is increasing?How serverless can help enterprises. Where do you get started in bringing serverless practices into a company?How do you see serverless impacting developers in the future?Tools Mentioned:

    AWS Lambda
    Google Cloud Functions
    AWS S3
    Azure Functions
    Git Repository
    Hadoop
    Apache Spark
    SAM Framework
    Google Firebase
    AWS Amplify
    Spring Boot
    AWS Redshift
    Django
    Docker Images
    Swift

    • 27 min

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