Articles by Evan Kelverson

Evan Kelverson “This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” - Alan Watts

How Compose uses Interviewed and Slack to automate blind-hiring

Many a word has been written about hiring practices. At Compose, we implement blind-hiring and evaluate candidates based on anonymized work samples. To many applicants, this is a forward thinking and refreshing approach. To others, they lament exposi…

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The Tool We Built To Help Us Work Remotely

We create software. Naturally, when a smattering of creative technical minds jiggle together, creativity is bound to spill over into custom tools that help us work. In this article we'll introduce you to one such tool we have built to smooth some of…

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Compose Hiring: Scaling to 100

When you join forces with a massive international technology giant (like IBM), you can never be quite sure what to expect. As we've previously commented, we feel its been pretty positive. With an army of new colleagues and abundant resources behind u…

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MongoDB and RethinkDB: Document-Based Rivalry

2009 was quite a year for web development. MongoDB, the modern, document-based, non-relational database management system was released into the wild and so, too, was NodeJS. Suddenly, those looking to dive into web development or re-factor their exis…

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Getting Started with RabbitMQ

We launched RabbitMQ, an Enterprise Messaging system, as our latest offering. There is more to a healthy cloud production environment than a well-maintained database management system. We want to get you going on RabbitMQ as quickly as possible. We o…

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Comparing Hosted Database Performance

While Compose is all about open source databases we also live in the cloud and so does Gary Sieling, who's written this Write Stuff article looking at ways to practically compare database performance across the net, in his case using SQL Server. Many…

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Getting Started With etcd

Compose is proud to provide you etcd by CoreOS as our latest beta offering. As you read in yesterday's announcement post, you can now spin up a 3 member, 2 proxy etcd cluster. etcd excels at configuration management, distributing often updated config…

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Why You're Going To Like Our New MongoDB Deployments

TL;DR: We're upgrading our MongoDB deployments to give you more powerful infrastructure and more control over your database... we think you're going to enjoy them! In June, we let our community know that we will be enhancing our MongoDB deployments.…

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