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An Introduction to HTML and CSS Anatomy
Our Favorite Technical Blogs
A list of our favorite technical blogs by friends, prominent programmers, and other companies we follow.
Monadical Applicant Study Guide
A list of documentation, resources, and example projects for potential applicants who are thinking about joining Monadical.
Easier Refactoring by Avoiding DRY Patterns
A short post about a particularly nice pattern for future refactorers that breaks the Don't-Repeat-Yourself principle commonly taught to beginners.
Security Breach Response Guidelines
What should you do if your company gets hacked? What are the things to avoid and what are the procedures to follow? We explore the whole process in this post.
Cleaner JS Animation Architecture With Functional Declarative Patterns
As systems get more complex, they trend towards expressing more of their complexity as data. Animations can be defined in data too.
Server Provisioning and the /opt Directory
An overview of how we provision and organize code and data on servers using the UNIX /opt directory.
A Strategy for Linearizing Database Operations
Everyone wants their writes strictly ordered, if we can represent a list of write operations as a data structure, that gets easier.
We’re Building A Company, Not An ICO
A frank discussion about the benefits and pitfalls of the ICO hype, and why Monadical' vision goes far beyond short-term fundraising.
The State of Poker Platforms in 2018
An overview of the all the current online Poker networks as of 2018, with pros and cons for each and a summary of features.
Database Integrity Principles for Safe Systems
Design strategies and common pitfalls that come into play when designing a banking service to handle concurrent transactions in a distributed environment.
The Myth of Trustlessness
The word “trustless” implies that trust has been removed from the system altogether. But in reality, systems like Bitcoin require plenty of trust, it's just less obvious.
The Full-Stack Developer Checklist
A checklist of things for full-stack developers to strive to learn, spanning everything front frontend, to backend, to native development and devops.
The Redux Store as the Frontend's Database
Storing data in a normalized form allows us to calculate fast indexes for lookups.
An Explanation of Segwit and the Lighning Network
Segwit increases total number of bytes for each transaction (very slightly), but changes the way that block size is calculated so that the signatures don’t count as much against the limit.
Reconciling Templates and JS Components
The fundamental issue is that Django wants you to build up your pages using template fragments, and React wants to pull you into its world with JS components as the main building blocks.
Two Approaches to Concurrent Write-Safety in Django
When dealing with Django models accessed by multiple people, you want a way to make sure two requests don’t perform writes at the same time.
Redux State-Sharing Approaches
When writing an app using Redux and React, you may run into the common problem of having to share state between multiple components in your app.
A Map of Computer Science Subfields
A map of all the subfields encompassed by computer science, with job titles commonly used to hire people in those areas.
Downswings and the Information Game
I often hear players say, “I hate that site. It’s completely rigged. I can never win there.” Perhaps those players simply ran bad at first on that site...