Backstage

Tips and tricks about the various things that go on behind the scenes at a UK software development company.

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Building Commit Graphs

Posted on the 25th April on the Codebase blog

Git and Mercurial both come packaged with handy utilities to visualise the commits in your repository as a graph. We include this functionality in the Codebase interface as well. A...

Data Protection at Codebase

Posted on the 2nd February on the Codebase blog

In light of recent events, we wanted to write a quick post to outline the measures we take to ensure that the data you entrust to us is safe and how we monitor the techniques used to ensure they will be ready for use when we need them.

Wiring up Deploy for Websockets (part 1)

Posted in June 2016 on the Deploy blog

In the last few weeks we've introduced websockets into Deploy to improve our deployments. In the next couple of posts we'll delve into the how and why of this development.

Managing your threads with Queue

Posted in April 2015 on the Codebase blog

One of my favourite utilities in the Ruby standard library is the Queue class. Queue provides you with a delightfully simple way to synchronise communication between threads. Typically, Queue is...

Creating MOSS returns for HMRC with JSON

Posted in March 2015 on the aTech Media blog

HMRC (the UK tax authority) have finally announced how UK businesses should submit details of their digital sales to other EU countries for their new VAT MOSS system. In my...

Free hosting for HACKBMTH projects

Posted in January 2015 on the Viaduct blog

Back in 2013, we hosted the first ever HACKBMTH event in our offices in Poole. Now, we want to give some more back to the local community and are now...

Production database lifecycle

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Our production databases provide you with a fault-tolerant platform for storing all your application data. In this post, I just wanted to outline exactly how these databases run and what...

Identifying Crashed LXC Containers

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

This is a slightly technical post which I just wanted to put out there to assist anyone who may run into the problem. If you're not using Linux Containers, you...

Upgrading to production databases

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Starting off with a Viaduct Hobby-level database is a great way to get your application up and running. However, when you enter production we strongly recommend upgrading your MySQL or...