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aTech Media & the GDPR

Posted on the 24th April 

As you will no doubt be aware, a new set of data protection regulations known as the GDPR will be arriving on the 25th May. These regulations are wide reaching...

Postal ‑ our open source mail platform

Posted in June 2017 

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 in June 2017 

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 in May 2017 

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 in April 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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 in March 2017 

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....