Author: nabeel

Migrating Data Between Azure Subscriptions

It’s been two years since I left Microsoft, and they finally decided to cancel my free employee Azure account. It was fun while it lasted, but now I have to move my data to a regular paid account. I looked

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Playing with Hadoop (Part 1)

The Hadoop File System (HDFS) is a distributed and redundant file system that stores your data in chunks across multiple nodes. This allows for fault tolerant data storage (a node can die without the loss of data) as well as parallel data processing.

WordPress Plugins: How to Develop in Git and Publish to Subversion

About a month ago, I got my Sift Science plugin added to the WordPress.org online store. To publish your plugin to the store, you’re required to use the SVN repository that they provide. Once you get that done correctly, users of WordPress

Only Use Mocks When Necessary

A few weeks ago I learned an important lesson that I’d like to share: When building unit tests, never use a mock/stub unless it’s absolutely necessary. Let me explain with a little example. Let’s say you’re working on a large project and you

Using ReactJS in WordPress Plugins

When I first started developing the Sift Science for WooCommerce plugin last year, I needed interactive controls on the Orders page that displayed fraud scores and allowed the admin to flag fraudulent users. I didn’t want to reload the page every time the user took

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