Category: Engineering

MongoDB Query Performance: Understanding the Query Planner & Advanced Index Types

There are stages to every engineer’s relationship with a database. They might go like this: shock: “what is this new...

Using Slack to auto-deploy templatized software projects

Here at FloQast, we use a combination of GitHub, Jenkins, Terraform, and AWS for maintaining, deploying, building, and housing our...

Practical Microservices Testing Strategies

As we migrated from a monolithic to a microservices architecture, we made substantial changes to the tooling and processes to...

Data Transformations: Who Needs ‘em Anyways?

Like most modern-day web applications, the client-side of our app interacts with JSON data. Similarly, our development teams have historically...

Learning A New Codebase: VSCode Tools & Shortcuts

Learning a new codebase is rarely easy, but I'm going to show you some stuff that can help. When I...

Using AWS X-Ray to Trace and Understand Your Application

As FloQast has focused on microservices and decoupling our services infrastructure, we have faced a number of challenges, including the...

Cryptographic Hashing: An Overview

I'm a security engineer here at FloQast. Our security team crosscuts all organizational functions to manage the risk facing the...

Roadmap Plannings for Epics — Figuring Out What’s Next

Roadmap planning meetings allow FloQast to share epic roadmaps vertically and horizontally. ...

Using Terraform for Infrastructure as Code

If you’re like me, you have some hobby projects you run on AWS (Amazon Web Services). It's usually just me...

Manage State Easier with React Hooks

In my daily work at FloQast, I'll often run into a particular situation with React development. In order to toggle...