Technology Jack Hoy

Clojure Exchange Highlights

Highlights from the Clojure Exchange Conference 2016 in London. Jack summarises his favourite talks on building great systems and a new web framework called Arachne.

Technology Nico Castro

Git and Github in Plain English

Nico explains the “theory” behind version control (Git and Github) in plain English so that you understand the big picture of how software engineers work. No code. Nothing to download. No mess. No fuss. 

Technology Andrew Cumine

StrangeLoop 2016

All in all our trip to StrangeLoop 2016 and St. Louis was fantastic and personally I will be looking into going again next year. Thanks to Alex Millar, the whole StrangeLoop team, and the StrangeLoop community for making such a friendly and welcoming conference, thanks to Red Badger for letting us have such a great time with our training budgets, and thanks to my friends, Anna and Viktor for putting up with me when I’m grumpy, jetlagged, and decaffeinated.

Technology Dominik Piatek

EuroClojure 2016 Retrospective

I’ve been wanting to go to a Clojure conference for a long while. Partly to get to know the international Clojure community better, and partly to experience first hand the diversity of talks that these conferences offer. EuroClojure was a natural choice for me this year, as I could not make it to its bigger brother in the US, Clojure/conj.  

Technology Anna Doubkova

Serverless – evil queen or tooth fairy?

I went to the Serverless Conf last week. I met a lot of great people, heard quite a few inspiring talks, and presented a talk myself. People tend to say that serverless is fast and reduces cost of our infrastructure – but is that actually true? Hint: I still think it's awesome.

Technology Marcel Cutts

What’s coming up next?

Technology! The Badgers love their technology, both new and old - but what’s coming up next? Recently, we spent a fantastic day discussing developer and testing topics ranging from new languages to new ways of working. This culminated in a bustling open spaces session to find out what the Badger collective thinks about our current, and future technological ecosystem.

Technology Seb Flippence

React London Meetup September 2016

Free beer and pizza, developers, and maybe React talks? You’ve come to the right place! This month’s React London Meetup was held at Skillsmatter, CodeNode, which a great place for like minded developers to socialise, share their ideas and see the latest trends in the React community.

Technology Monika Webb

Why aren't you using React.JS?

React has exploded in the last few years. People are catching on to the technical advantages it brings. Should you consider adopting it? This article aims to relay the benefits of React.JS in plain English.

Technology Matt Phillips

React London Meetup August 2016

Great beer, pizza and speakers can only mean one thing, another React London Meetup! This month we had three awesome speakers and the sweltering hot weather that can only be "enjoyed" once or twice a year in London.

Technology Melissa Marshall

React London Meetup July 2016

Summer is finally (somewhat) here. With it came our July React London meetup where several hundred React enthusiasts traded the heat for pizza, beer and three stellar talks (which you can watch here).

Technology Anna Doubkova

Redux-Mori

When starting our last project, we had long discussions about immutability of our state. Using spread operator or Object.assign in reducers didn’t quite cover our requirements. As crazy as we sometimes are, we decided for various reasons not to use ImmutableJS like most people do – instead, we went with mori.

Technology Jon Yardley

Docker and assets and Rails, OH MY!

I love Docker. I really enjoy all the benefits it brings not only to the developer experience (DX) but also confidence in deployments. Docker, however, is not a silver bullet on it's own. It has brought with it a new set of problems which we would not have come across in more old school methods of application deployment

Technology Anna Doubkova

Online learning resources

Life as a software engineer is one of continuous learning. Some people enjoy exploring new technologies and others complain about #jsfatigue. At the end of the day though, we’re all in this together.