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Random Number Generation

Many markets today depend on chaos and randomness, online games and sweepstakes, for example, work with it at all the time, and with the growth of these markets comes the need to simulate real-world randomness in computing environments, but can a computer generate really random numbers? If you are an experienced programmer, you should already have the answer to this, “Just use a...

NOSQL VS SQL

After all, which one is better NoSQL or SQL? Which is more performative? Which paradigm should I use in my high-performance application? If you have these questions in mind this article is for you, but I can already anticipate that the answer is well known by programmers in general, the famous “It Depends”. Before any decision, first and foremost I need to analyze the strengths and...

Why EVE Online has a single shard server?

EVE online is an MMORPG sandbox created by CCP in which the player controls spaceships of all types and series by the universe, being an EVE sandbox allows the player to do basically anything in the game. The choice to, use only one shard comes from the concept of the game, which for being a SandBox, the main functionality is the interaction with other players, be it friendships in PvE groups or...

TCP VS UDP

Surely you’ve heard of the TCP and UDP protocols, but what’s the difference between them? Both are transport protocols that are located at Layer 4 of the OSI model, basically using Layer 3 – IP in most cases – to decide how the data will be sent and received on the network. Have you ever wondered how multiple programs can run on the same internet connection? This is one of...

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