Posts with tag: development

Surging Forward

Unhappy with the current state of RTP / RTSP video streaming libraries for mobile applications, we decided to set out on our own. The result is Surge and we think...

Niall Kelly

Niall Kelly


Using Native Dependencies with AWS Lambda

The AWS Lambda service offers Functions as a Service (FaaS), which means you simply supply code and AWS will provision servers and execute it in response to events. It can...

Eoin Mullan

Eoin Mullan


Monads For The Masses

This is the third in a series of posts introducing Functional Programming concepts. The previous posts are: Over-Thunking It Curry On Regardless Today we’re looking at the ‘big scary thing’...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Curry On Regardless

This is the second in a series of posts introducing Functional Programming concepts. Today we’re looking at the closely related concepts of Currying and Partial Application. Some Mystifying Code Below...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Over-Thunking It

With the increasing adoption of functional programming there are strange terms slowly moving their way from academic obscurity to mainstream software engineering. Thanks mainly to the React and Redux frameworks...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Docker - Simplifying a Developer's World

Packaging up everything I need into a self contained image is incredibly powerful. Using Vagrant and VirtualBox to spin up a Centos distro, configure as I need and then distributing...

Eamonn Boyle

Eamonn Boyle


Spring Boot With Dropwizard Metrics

Spring Boot comes with a heathy dose of metrics built in but having used Dropwizard extensively in house we have come to rely on some of the timing metrics it...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong


Angular 1 with ES6

With the development of Angular 2 and it’s strong use of Typescript I thought I’d take some time to showcase some of the Javascript ES6 features and how they can...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong


Empowering ObservableCollection with Rx

The ability to register for changes to a collection isn’t something that all languages allow. Indeed, it’s not something we might require for every project but it’s arguably a very...

Niall Kelly

Niall Kelly


Continuous Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins 2.0

Within our engineering team, we build, test and deploy mobile, web and embedded applications targeting a wide variety of platforms and to do so we primarly use Jenkins for continuous...

Chris van Es

Chris van Es


A Fresh Start with Ansible

It’s Spring, a time for fresh beginnings. Today we are going to look at setting up a clean OSX development environment using Ansible. Ansible is a technology used in the...

David McFarland

David McFarland


Test Setup as a Sanity Check on your Design

Over the years there has been much discussion on the nuances and value, or lack-thereof, of Test Driven Development (TDD). As part of those discussions there have been many blogs...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Parallelism on a Single Core - SIMD with C#

When Microsoft shipped .NET 4.6 last summer they also released a new 64-bit JIT compiler named RyuJIT. The main goal was to improve the load times of 64 bit applications,...

Eoin Mullan

Eoin Mullan


Simplify Your Code With C# 6.0

Most of the attention surrounding the release of C# 6 this year has been related to the bootstrapping of the compiler, courtesy of project Roslyn. While it’s true that there...

Eoin Mullan

Eoin Mullan


Reading the Tea Leaves

It is traditional at this time of year to stick your neck out (turkey style) and foolishly make prophecies about technology trends over the next 12 months. So having girded...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


The 3 Instil Check-in Commandments

Before committing any code to your master, or feature branch, you should always consider the three check-in commandments. 1) Could Chuck Norris understand it? We all know that Chuck Norris...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


RxJava in Different Flavours of Java

The first official release of .Net Reactive Extensions (RX) was three years ago. In that time the interest in Reactive Programming has gone from strength to strength as developers look...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Reactive Trader on HanselMinutes

One of the highlights of React 2014 in London was the talk from Adaptive’s Lee and Matt in which they discussed their open source Reactive Trader application. Matt recently had...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Java Shark Jump Redux

My last post on the iffy implementation of FP in Java 8 generated a lot of interest. Many thanks for all the comments received. I would like to clarify two...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Java Jumps the Shark

Don’t get me wrong – I love Java. The first programming book I bought of my own free will (university reading lists don’t count) was the original ‘Java in a...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


An Intro To Option(al)

If you already use Option, Maybe or Optional in your code then move along please – nothing to see here. Otherwise here’s a neat trick you have been missing out...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


You Keep Using That Word

In case you haven’t heard David Heinemerier Hansson wrote an article entitled ‘TDD is dead. Long Live Testing’. There has been a lot of fallout over this, including some very...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Shakespeare's Seven Monkeys

An Initial Adventure with Lucene. This is the first exercise in a tutorial series introducing Lucene, the text search engine library. Source for the exercises in this series is available...

David McFarland

David McFarland


Simplicity Rules

Despite all that has been written about simplicity - from the SOLID principles to refactoring to simplicity quotes - many of us still struggle to do the right thing. We’re...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


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