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data with bas[s|e].

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Applications (always) had the same "brain" for data persistence ... (SQL) tables.

Choose between domain appropriate options going beyond tables ... flat key-value, hierarchically structured document, highly interconnected graph or big column stores.

domain driven data.
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Several languages, tools, configurations all over the datacenter.

Full-stack JavaScript: From the server's V8 engine down to the client's browser. Event-based asynchronous and functional programming included. JavaScript, of all times.

full-stack javascript.
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Heavy-weight virtual machines with hundreds of GB storage and hours of guess work.

Light-weight containers with written manifest for easy reproduction. No more multiplication of OS and licenses. Orchestration out-of-the box. Build, ship, run.

immutable deploymnet.


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Import CSV Data into Redis with a Single CLI Command

A few weeks back at talpasolutions I needed - only for performance testing purposes - to import a .tsv file (round about 600,000 lines with time-stamped sensor data in 15 columns) to see how Redis handles it (especially memory wise). As it turned out the import is feasible with a single, one-(long)-line cli command. >>

arne on nosql, redis, linux | 12 FEBRUARY 2019

Playing Around with Redis 5 - LOLWUT

This is a post you do not need to read. There is no why in it. Just art. With Redis 5, besides the new native data type streams, a new tradition was initiated: The (technologically) use-/reasonless LOLWUT command. >>

arne on redis, nosql | 31 OCTOBER 2018

Serving a vue-cli Production Build on a Sub-Path with Nginx

Following two previous blog posts on using vue-cli with Docker this post now covers on how to do a production build of a vue-cli based app and how to deliver it via an nginx web server, especially on a (non-root) sub-path. >>

arne on vuejs, nodejs, docker | 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Getting Started with vue-cli on Docker

Now that vue-cli as "the standard tooling baseline for the Vue ecosystem" has recently been released as stable in v3.x. here is a linear walk-through on how to use it in dockerized environment: Although the documentation for vue-cli is excellent - as always in vuejs - this post walks you through the minimum steps. >>

arne on vuejs, nodejs, docker | 31 AUGUST 2018

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NodeJS API based on Swagger/openAPI for retrieving geolocations from German postcodes (PLZ) stored in Redis

Use Case

The Postcode-Geopos-API easily makes it possible to query based on German postcodes (PLZ) for:

  • their geoposition with longitude and latitude
  • their OSM-Info-Object with further data
  • all city names within the same PLZ lead region (e.g. 45)
  • the distance between two postcode regions
It can e.g. be used in HTML for asynchronously populating drop-down select lists with options (e.g. upon input of the first two digits, so-called PLZ lead region) and then process follow-up requests for the selected postcode - be it with [P‑G‑A] itself or other APIs.


Geoposition 45130:
["7.00937658548355103", "51.43758188556734012"]

OSM-Info-Object 45130:
{"osm_id":"2073330", "type":"postcode", "lon":"7.00937729260588", "boundingbox": ...}

City Names 45:
["45127 Essen Stadtkern", "45128 Essen Südviertel", "45130 Essen Rüttenscheid", ...]

Distance 45130 40479 (km):

Test It

Amount Data

Geopositions: > 8,000

OSM-Info-Objects: > 8,000

City Names: > 12,500

Updated: 2017 - Q4


Stack: Redis as database with a NodeJS API based on ExpressJS and Swagger-Node as well as Docker for deployment.

Status: Private Beta.

Access & Licenses:


One of our blog posts explains the underlying data structures used in Redis and an example for a client implementation can be found here. If you would like to join us for private beta testing please send us a token request.

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Cypher your passwords ... and get two-factor paper passwords


The idea goes back to this blog post by John Graham-Cumming:


Two-factor paper passwords are save to write down. They might be considered as a means for an off-line, non-digital password manager.

cypherMe helps (de)cyphering without storing.


Open source: Source code and license

Stack: Server-side NodeJS for serving HTML, stateless client-side Javascript for cyphers, and Docker for deployment.

Available cyphers: Caesar, Reverse Word, Reverse Word and Case, Vigenère.

Password transformations: Completely client-side (via Javascript in browser).


Password to encrypt: !2MySitePw§9

Cypher: Reverse word and case

Repetitions: 2

The (encrypted) password: 9§WpETIsYm2!9§WpETIsYm2!

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our containerized node.js sample implementation of neo4j's graph movie database via openAPI (swagger)

Sample Implementation - The Famous Neo4j Movie Database

Modelling, storing, and retrieving data as a graph.

An HTML Web App and a JSON only API - Both Based on NodeJS Express

Full-Stack JavaScript.

Automatic API Validation and Documentation - via OpenAPI (Swagger)

REST. SOA. Microservices. Or whatever you might call it.

User Authentication - Backed by Redis as a data structure store for key-value pairs and hash maps

For sessions, login credentials and user accounts.

Based on the npm module Passport and custom Swagger Security Handlers.

Besides D3JS - Plain JavaScript without Framework Dependencies

HTML templating server-side via Jade.

XHR for client-side calls to the JSON API.

Using Material Design Lite Layouts and Components

Optimized for cross-device Use.

Easy, Reproducible Deployment - Based on Docker

Containerized Infrastructure.

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