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The Rietta Blog

Since 2005, this publication covers a wide range of topics, including cybersecurity, software development, and cloud migration. It’s a valuable resource for anyone interested in staying informed about these areas.


A Journey From QBasic Random Access Files to PostgreSQL

Dive into the evolution of data storage from the perspective of a seasoned developer. From the raw byte collections of QBasic’s random access files to the sophisticated transactions of PostgreSQL, this post explores the journey through various database technologies. Witness the transformation of data handling as we move from single-user systems to the multi-user, internet-driven databases that power today’s applications.

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The UniSuper/Google Lesson: Cloud is Not a Backup!

Learn from Google deleting all the data and backups of a $135 BILLION pension fund! Explore the lessons learned about backup and recovery and some practical tips for a 3-2-1 backup plan.

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UUID as a secure API token for API RESTful endpoints? (Video)

Video excerpt about the role of UUIDs as a security identifier for REST API and how to use them more securely if you must.

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Restoring Old Software for Child Learning Safety

Learn why classic software like WordPerfect & 1st Math can boost your child's development! Explore safe retro tech & conquer digital learning challenges.

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An Honest Conversation About Cyber Security (Video)

I recently sat down with Jeremy Duvall of 7Factor Software to discuss Cyber Security and application developers. Enjoy this video!

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Prioritizing cybersecurity (Pluralsight)

The structure and siloing of a large enterprise organization can thwart security efforts. Here is a tip on how to overcome.

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How to win the race with hackers when new vulnerabilities are publicly disclosed!

Keeping deployed web applications up-to-date is imperative to prevent data breaches. Here's how to use automated testing of custom web application software to patch quickly after a support chain vulnerability is publicly disclosed.

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Case Study: Migration of Public Service On-Prem to AWS Cloud

How Rietta planned and implemented a multi-step process to fully migrate a monolithic on-prem Rails application to the the AWS cloud using Docker, AWS Elastic Container Service, the AWS Secrets Manager, and more.

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Case Study: Complex Insurance Document Solution with LibreOffice, Docker, and AWS

How Rietta built a complex document solution that seamlessly deploys to AWS using purely open source technology.

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Top 5 Tips and Tricks on Developing with Docker

A five tips and tricks I've built up working daily with Docker professionally for three years.

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