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Postal ‑ our open source mail platform

Posted on the 1st June 

We're delighted to announce that we've just open sourced our e-mail delivery platform, Postal. Postal is a complete and fully featured mail server for use by websites & web servers....

Event driven servers in Ruby

Posted on the 1st June 

We use a lot of different server software here to accomplish various tasks. In the case of web servers, there is a great deal of excellent software available to achieve...

Exploring Android's Proximity Sensor

Posted on the 3rd May 

One of the main benefits of developing applications for Android over iOS is the greater access afforded to some of the lower level API functions. Whilst developing the Dial 9...

A weekend incident ‑ April 2017

Posted on the 11th April 

It is with the utmost regret that I write to say that, over the weekend, we were the victim of a successful attempt by a third party to access our...

MySQL Replication for Redundancy

Posted on the 29th March 

In this post we will discuss how we configure MariaDB multi-source replication in order to achieve database redundancy.

IconJar ‑ I love icons again

Posted on the 25th March 

Over the last 15 years I have bought many thousands of icons through a number of channels - directly from the designer, backing projects on Kickstarter or using subscription services...

Seamless socket server restarts in Ruby

Posted on the 22nd March 

We utilise a variety of custom socket servers to support our applications. Most of our apps have at least one. We write RPC servers to interact with repository storage in...

Resizing your uploaded images

Posted on the 21st March 

A couple of days ago I wrote about uploading attachments and in this tutorial I'm going to look at doing some processing on those attachments once they have been uploaded....

Uploading files in your Rails application

Posted on the 20th March 

Uploading files into your Rails application has never been easier, and with the a wealth of useful gems around to help there's no better time to be working with files.

How to install Staytus from scratch

Posted on the 18th March 

Staytus is the open source publishing platform that I developed last year when we needed something simple to help us communicate with our customers when issues arise with our service....

Welcome to atech.blog

Posted on the 15th March 

It is with much anticipation and excitement that I'm ready to announce our new blog. We've made blogs before and it's always been a very lacklustre affair either on top...