Team building - Hiking to Veslesmeden

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Horizontal Teams To Strengthen Vertical Structures

Our frontend team hit the ground running one year ago. What have we learnt about supporting the vertical teams? What do we mean when we say it’s horizontal?

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Zombie CSS, dependency cravings

Cascading zombie

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Mutant developers? No, frontend hybrids!

Frontend team

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Writing messages for unexpected downtime

Roadie in the Rain

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Shipshape Shipping Guide

Shipping Guide 2.0

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Configuring jenv the right way

Since many of our applications are continuously being upgraded to latest java versions, most of us may have already installed jenv command line tool. But, does it really work the way it should for you? Or, are you struggling to understand or configure it the right way?

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DIY UI Tips for Backend Developers

Do you ever find yourself having to build user interfaces for web applications without an interaction designer or UI developer in sight? What on earth is a fullstack-ish backender supposed to do?! The UXers are off gathering insights, graphic designers are in a different corporate silo all together, the nearest frontender is busy.

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Our journey through java9 module hell..... and then to java10

We run many micro-services based on java, j2ee technologies and usually try to keep up with all the updates coming in on a day to day basis in the technologies so when java9 was announced we thought that “Hmmm…. thats new”. It was the first java release that wasn’t backward compatible, came with a declaration that it will surely break all our environments and would need time and effort to solve it. We took it as a challenge and thought that we will sail through it easy, but trust me we were wrong.

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The Websocket Bug Hunt

The following writeup is the story of a fairly exhausting search for a bug in Mybring, that we encountered because we thought that the now 7 year old websocket standard would be safe to use. It’s a fairly comprehensive writeup that covers a few hectic days in January where we got familiar with the RFC, how the http-websocket upgrade handshake works, driving to a customer in order to debug the problem on-site with wireshark and lots of trial and error. The short summary is that if you have customers with “very secure” corporate networks, you need to be very careful about relying on websockets to work. The long story follows here – if you prefer the condensed version, there’s a list of learning points at the very end of the text.

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