The Lead Developer UK conference - part two
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The Lead Developer UK conference - part two

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Summary of the second day of the Lead Dev conference.

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The Lead Developer UK conference - part one
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The Lead Developer UK conference - part one

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Summary of the first day of the conference focused on leading and motivating teams.

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Evolving our infrastructure
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Evolving our infrastructure

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Learning from our past of centralised and decentralised infrastructure, we are moving to a model that tries to get the best of both worlds.

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"We're getting severe Drone outages ... builds just hang"
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"We're getting severe Drone outages ... builds just hang"

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An issue with our CI system takes us down through its source code and into the bowels of of how the Docker Engine handles json-file logging.

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Building a better tech community through events
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Building a better tech community through events

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Our employees organise and host a number of internal and external events and meetup groups at our offices - here's a roundup of those.

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Examples of using Window Functions in PostgreSQL
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Examples of using Window Functions in PostgreSQL

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Provides an example of how you can use window functions to improve performance and solve complex problems in SQL alone.

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Visualising colour themes in popular movies using Clojure
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Visualising colour themes in popular movies using Clojure

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Did the Harry Potter films get darker in tone as the kids got older? Let's use Clojure to find out

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How to do an accessibility audit
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How to do an accessibility audit

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You know what accessibility is. You're trying to improve several apps at a time. How do you audit everything without getting overwhelmed? Read this!

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An Introduction to the Clojure Standard Library
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An Introduction to the Clojure Standard Library

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The Clojure standard library is a treasure trove of useful functions. Knowing it's content can speed up development and lead to a better functional design.

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An Apprenticeship at uSwitch
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An Apprenticeship at uSwitch

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Hello! My name is Charlotte, and I've been a developer at uSwitch for three months. I've passed my probation and I wanted to share my experience so far.

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Using tagging to create an intuitive filtering experience
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Using tagging to create an intuitive filtering experience

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We let customers filter by all kinds of things - everything from provider, to price, to download speed. This post explores how those filters work.

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GenStage for continuous job processing
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GenStage for continuous job processing

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Run down of our approach to continuously process SQS messages using GenStage in Elixir.

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How we use AWS lambda
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How we use AWS lambda

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Serverless with AWS lambda. Our practices: Clojure/ClojureScript, chaining lambdas, monorepo, environments, CI and gotchas.

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Using Nix to manage multiple Ruby versions
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Using Nix to manage multiple Ruby versions

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Nix is a powerful build tool that we use across a number of projects. One of the problems it solves for us is multiple versions of Ruby without rbenv or RVM

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Integrating React components with complex legacy forms
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Integrating React components with complex legacy forms

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In this post I will walk through some of the techniques used integrating a new React component with a complex existing form on our website.

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