It turns out that Docker has an internal Domain Name Service (DNS). Did you know? It’s new to me too! I learnt the hard way while using a VPN.Read more about "VPN Conflicts With Docker"
You’ve branched off a branch. Unfortunately the original branch is not ready to be merged and you need to promote your branch to a first class citizen, branched off of master.
However, when you raise the pull request for the second branch, you get all the changes from the first! Of course it does - you’ve branched off a branch!
You could wait till the original branch is ready, but alternatively, you can use
git rebase to help you.
But we are hackers and hackers have black terminals with green font colors ~ John Nunemaker
This post is the first in a series on useful bash aliases and shell
customisations that developers here at Talis use for their own personal
productivity. In this post I introduce an alias I wrote called
that allows me retrieve information about ec2 instances across multiple aws accounts.
Authors need editors to catch mistakes. It is human nature that one cannot adequately proof-read one’s own work. Authors of software need the same assistance as authors of novels to achieve the goals of the software organization. ~ Smarter Collaborator
As the statement above suggests, humans are not all that good at self-reviewing their work. It doesn’t matter if it’s written as code or plain English, a review by a peer will at the very least raise questions, but more than likely identify errors.
Before I dive into Talis’ approach to code reviews, I should first briefly introduce what a code review is, and why it’s beneficial in the development lifecycle.Read more about "The Talis Approach To Code Reviews"
Read more about "Sticking to a design system: a tool to help designers and developers maintain the shared language"
Good design is a language, and when everyone is speaking the same language, that’s when things get done. ~ Arjun Narayanan
At its core ChatOps means building tools that make it easier to operate your infrastructure via a Bot than via the Terminal … by placing tools directly in the middle of the conversation everyone is pairing all the time ~ Jesse Newland
ChatOps is all about conversation-driven development. The idea, put simply, is that team members interacting with each other in a chat room can issue commands that a bot listens to and is configured to execute. These commands can range from deploying code to retrieving logs to provisioning new services. ChatOps, in a very real sense, helps to integrate people, bots and tools together in an automated and transparent way.Read more about "Centralising Operations with ChatOps"
Our software helps universities and colleges connect teaching and learning in meaningful and productive ways. Over the last 3 years we’ve been doubling our revenue roughly every 10 months, with 100% customer renewal, so we’re growing fast. We are keen to hire great development talent, to help us scale out our enterprise software, to challenge our thinking and markets, to take ownership in the business and for you to find the home that meets your needs.
We are looking for senior and mid level developers as we grow this team, joining an established product team who look after our enterprise products, which have hundreds of thousands of users and millions of interactions per day.
Think Talis might be the right place for you? Check out the job description and apply here.
Want to know what it’s like to work at Talis? Read some blog posts written by our team members here:
p.s don’t wear a suit - Mark writes about the company culture here at Talis, particularly relaxed compared to his consultancy background. He explains why coffee is so important to the team and why he doesn’t feel tied to his desk all day.
Reasons not to intern at Talis - Camille explains why if corporate is your thing and you fear pinstripe withdrawal, then Talis isn’t for you. She recalls her first 6 months at Talis and why it’s all about rolling up your sleeves and having a go.
Making hot drinks and other internship cliches - Roman explains how the company culture at Talis helped him debunk the top 4 internship myths, and why he was involved in so much more than just making tea. During his work experience Roman enjoyed doing something meaningful, working closely within a team and learning lots of new skills.
Our company hack day came around again and the topic for this one was improving our social media presence. So we decided to take something “social” that we do internally and let the world hear about it: we hacked the Talis foosball table to count goals automatically and tweet the final scores. Here’s how…Read more about "Hacking a Foosball table"
Earlier this year, Let’s Encrypt launched, first with a closed beta and more recently, a public beta.
This is fabulous news for all concerned (except, probably, for the SSL certificate issuers that charge $$).
Not only does Let’s Encrypt let you create an entire certificate from the command line, but it’s totally free. It’s now entirely possible to automate SSL certificate generation, so worrying about renewing your cert and having to sort it out after it’s already expired (who hasn’t been there?) could be a thing of the past.Read more about "How to use Let's Encrypt SSL certificates with Heroku and AWS CloudFront"