Getting Back on Track Post Outage (Part 1)

By Liza Mock on Jun 08, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
diagram of database restore process in gliffy

As you may remember, Gliffy recently suffered a 3-day outage, the longest in our 11-year history. In our post-outage blog, The Turtle and the Hare, we promised to keep you in the loop as we made changes to ensure that nothing like this ever happened again. Here, as promised is the first post about what…

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What Is Raspberry Pi?

By Liza Mock on May 27, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
Djedi with raspberry pi

I first heard about Raspberry Pi a few weeks after I started working at Gliffy. To someone who knew nothing about code, it was yet another mystery. And while I can’t claim to be a coding master today, a great deal has been demystified, including the Raspberry Pi, which despite its dessert-like name is in…

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Nine Tools to Support Infrastructure Devs

By Liza Mock on May 10, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
djedi the web dev

When it comes to our expectations of Internet performance we want it all and we want it now. Yup, we’ve pretty much gotten used to instant gratification. This means that we expect services to be available 24/7, downtime to be nonexistent and configuration errors caused by updates to be fixed before anyone has a chance…

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Can Google Drive Replace Microsoft Word?

By Liza Mock on Mar 16, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech,Stories
GDrive v. Word

We at Gliffy consider ourselves to be a tech-forward office. We’re usually up on the latest gadgets, software, games and Kickstarter campaigns. And while Gliffy diagrams can be added to Word, PowerPoint and Google Drive with equal ease, most of us will choose Google Drive over Microsoft hands down. Is it really because one is…

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Is Windows 10 any Good?

By Liza Mock on Mar 08, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech
Djedi Stories - 26 copy

A significant number of our customers access Gliffy from various iterations of Windows, so every time a new version is introduced we take a deep breath and hope for the best. When Windows 10 made its debut we wanted to take a closer look, because let’s be honest, not many of us loved Windows 8….

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Scrum: What It Is and How It Works

By Liza Mock on Jan 29, 2016 in Let's Talk Tech,Stories
Djedi Scrum Master

Some of you may remember the far away and long ago 1990s. A time when personal computers were a relatively new thing, software engineers had not been issued their standard hoodie uniform, and we had not yet heard of SCRUM. It was a dark time when most projects followed a Waterfall software development methodology: teams…

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