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Never has the phrase “Things have changed” been more relevant. Even though the east to west spread of Corona virus was predicted and the lockdown seemed inevitable, we could never have expected just how much life and business would be affected.
Recently developing the Consentric platform, we’ve found the need to connect a lightweight micro-service written using Node.js to a PostgreSQL database. Thankfully, there’s a really nice library to use called node-postgres that makes that job super simple.
Can’t be GDPR’sed? Chances are, as a Dev, compliance is the last thing you want to concern yourself with. Whether the wording on your sign up form is exactly right for your jurisdiction’s data privacy laws, or whether the checkbox labels are detailed enough is unlikely to emote excitement and intrigue for your average developer. That’s Content, That’s Marketing’s Job… That’s Right.
More and more customers are using online products and services. It is a fact of life – we are more connected than ever. Critically, what your customer sees as valuable likely takes many forms and can change from day to day.
Fast forward x months, you have to forgive the inner mathematician, the lockdown has ended and the health impacts of the Coronavirus are behind us; people now move without fear of other humans; people get as much toilet paper and pasta as they want, delivered when they want; pensioners have returned to shops and spend time talking to checkout assistants while impatient shoppers in the queue behind them huff; non-essential workers are returning to ‘non-essential’ offices to do ‘non-essential’ jobs. The world can return to Business-As-Usual, but will it?
The world of analytics has grown in complexity over the last few decades. The often-touted ‘cloud’ is supposedly where everyone should be, but the reality is that each business is on its own unique data journey. When companies are supporting analytics and business-intelligence initiatives, they are essentially trying to bring data together – be that in a data warehouse, a data lake, or some other new terminology.