April 24, 2018

Applications are being built, shipped and updated at an increasingly fast pace. This trend has generated interest in solutions that will help facilitate this complex process. The result is a flood of new methodologies and tools into the DevOps space. In this article, I will focus on one of these tools: Docker. More specifically, Docker on...

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April 11, 2018

Every month we collect all the really cool stuff the Scalable Path community has been talking about (from our Slack channel). We then strip it down into this bitesize blog for you to enjoy! A new tool isn’t always the best tool 2017 saw an exuberant increase in the selection and complexity of programming tools with new libraries, frameworks,...

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March 28, 2018

Every new developer learns the following core principles of software engineering early in their career: DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) This acronym encourages developers to avoid code duplication and focus on configurable and reusable components. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Always aim for simplicity in your design by avoiding over-engineered solutions. YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need...

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March 9, 2018

Imagine you’re scrolling down a very long screen (this is a common situation with Privacy Policies). As you scroll down the ‘Accept’ button scrolls off the screen. This is a short but helpful Android Tutorial for fixing this UX problem. I will show you how to place the button in an alternative position: the bottom of the screen....

March 7, 2018

We’ve all been there: you clone a repository, run your project and… nothing happens. Well, nothing but a series of errors; from missing files to compiler warnings. You seek some advice and ask your co-worker: “I just cloned the repo, but nothing seems to work and the readme file is blank. Do you know what’s...

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March 2, 2018

Earlier this week, Scalable Path developer Aris Papadopoulos attended the 4YFN (or 4 Years From Now) conference. The Barcelona event, now in its 5th year, targets the mobile tech and startup crowd. Over 19,000 attendees and 600 startups attended this year’s 3-day event. Leading speakers from companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft contributed to an array...

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February 12, 2018

Staff onboarding programs have become common practice; both in large corporations and time-starved startups. The reason for this is pretty straightforward: they have a positive effect on job satisfaction, performance, stress and retention. In other words: they work. Yet, onboarding practices for remote teams are often close to non-existent. This results in many remote developers being...

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December 27, 2017

Remember how basic the Facebook status update used to be? Now, that same space contains an array of sophisticated text styling options that let users fully express what’s on their minds. This evolution has been driven by rich-text editors like Quill, which allow visitors to fully customize their content: from embedding photos and videos to adding emoticons. In this...

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November 29, 2017

Selecting the correct technology stack can make or break a project. Sometimes, the desire to use the next ‘hot’ technology leads stakeholders (both technical and non-technical) to make unwise decisions in this department. Twitter is a high profile example of this phenomenon. In 2010, the social giant shipped a new Single Page Application (SPA) architecture that...

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November 28, 2017

This weekend was an exciting one for us here at Scalable Path. On Saturday, November 25th, 2017 a few of our developers took part in the Rio Sul Valley Dev Summit in Brazil. The Rio Sul Valley initiative is a project by a network of professionals, startups, and third sector organizations who want to integrate Silicon Valley innovation...

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