Deciding whether to apply for an internship is tough. If you’re considering Talis, here are some very good reasons why you might want to think twice…Read more about "Reasons not to intern at Talis"
Are you interested in doing an internship as a developer? Wondering why you might want to do one, how to find one, and how to make the best of it? Here are a few thoughts I collected after my internship at Talis.Read more about "Making hot drinks and other internship cliches"
At Talis we have a distributed team. We have people in multiple countries, in different timezones and supporting
everyone is a problem we have to solve. We’re always looking for ways to improve how we go about communicating between
the teams and ensuring everyone feels included.
Our latest Hackday focused on this - making it easier for remote workers to connect, not just with other remotees, but with their office-bound colleagues.
If you have the need for graphs within your app there’s a few options open to you: D3 or Rickshaw being two of them. We went with Rickshaw because this actually takes D3 and builds on top of it to offer additional features that wrap and hide some of the complexity. However we wanted something more custom, so we extended it. Here’s how…Read more about "Customise Rickshaw graphs for fun and profit"
Now bear with me here, as this is a slight detour from our normal engineering-focused posts - this one is about a card game we made…Read more about "'Sprint' - the card game"
At AWS re:Invent 2014, Werner Vogels (Amazon CTO) announced Amazon Lambda. He described it as “an event-driven
computing service for dynamic applications” and it’s going to change the way you think about computing resources forever!
Instead of having dedicated resources on all the time to process code (via a cron / job queue / whatever), you can now have Lambda functions execute if and only if events happen. Triggering these events is as simple as uploading a file to an S3 bucket, or adding records to a DynamoDB or Kinesis stream.
Brum Tech Scene is a series of interviews hosted by Stuart Langridge (@sil) with people on the tech scene in Birmingham, UK. Usually there’s a new interview available every Monday morning, just in time for your start-the-week coffee.
This week, Talis are lucky enough to have been featured.Read more about "Brum Tech Scene Interviews"
While the urge to create your own, fit exactly for your purpose, API may seem appealing, don’t disregard the idea of implementing around standards from the beginning: you might be surprised at the benefits they bring in places you didn’t expect.Read more about "The unexpected side-benefits of implementing standards"
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Working on a side project? Ready to launch but don’t have / don’t want to spend money on hosting it?
There is certainly no shortage of tools to help you host, build and deploy your software, but most of it doesn’t come for free. If you’re working on your own project and need to integrate a bunch of different technologies it can become expensive quickly. I have a side project that has lots of moving parts and I thought it’d be a useful exercise to see if I could host, test, continuously deploy, monitor and log it for zero cost - here are my findings.