Journey to a Data Engineer
Last year, Josh decided his career needed to take a different path and signed up to Northcoders. He's now an established member of The Data Shed and we've loved reading about his journey in this blog post.josh newman 12th September 2019
Leeds Digital Festival 2019
During one of the most exciting weeks in tech here in Leeds, 2 of our team took to the stage to share how they successfully dealt with extraordinary volumes of requests on the Application Load Balancer.Stew Norriss 20th June 2019
“For a bunch of data geeks they sure can row!”
Read about how we did competing at the annual St Martin House boat race, which we managed to raise £1500 for!Dan Fearn 4th June 2019
What A Year…
This time last year I’d just nicely returned to work full time after my second son started school. Not an unusual situation, but to make matters more interesting, I was joining my own company full time, for the first time.annasutton 15th May 2019
Why we have 3 Mental Health First Aiders, and why you should tooSteph Varley 13th May 2019
DDoS protection and AWS
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on the rise. Whilst I’m a firm believer that the ‘Cloud’ does simplify Infrastructure and Application builds and deployments, it unfortunately can make it easier to leave key application endpoints open to attack and security being compromised.James Smith 1st May 2019
We’re raising money for Martin House
On the 19th May, the Shedders will be swapping their keyboards for paddles as they compete in the Annual Martin House Dragon Boat race at Roundhay Park in Leeds.Dan Fearn 5th April 2019
What is Serverless?
Hello, I’ve recently gone serverless and wanted to share my experiences with you. Alongside the reasons why I chose to and why you may, or may not want to go serverless!Jordan Finneran 14th March 2019
Go! Shedsheet Reader
We love data at the DataShed, we are also very fond of the awesome things that can be done with the programming language Go.Andy Thurgood 13th February 2019
Much as we might lament their continued use, passwords are an important part of modern life. A part that seems only to be increasing in ubiquity; as I sit here I can see at least half a dozen devices, from this laptop to my television, that each require an inordinate number of passwords to keep them from turning into little more than novelty paperweights. So let’s take an inexplicable foray into the fun we have managing our little “memorized secrets”...rogercoram 7th February 2019
Load testing and Gatling.io
Load testing to 20k requests per second and beyond - how we did it!James Smith 5th February 2019
Leeds data firm wins contract to deliver a national gambling self-exclusion scheme
Data services firm, The Data Shed, has won a major contract with GAMSTOP, the central scheme that allows people to exclude themselves from online gambling websites, leading to an extra ten jobs being created at their Leeds office.annasutton 30th January 2019
How to create your first Angular 6 application in less than 5 minutes
Get the ball rolling with a simple Angular 6 web application running locally on your machine in less than 5 minutes.Sam Bowen-Hughes 2nd January 2019
The Data Shed is growing!
We are looking for a commercial interior supplier to help us fit out and move into our extended offices while retaining the great working environment that has already been created. We will require additional office furniture in keeping with what we already have as well as the construction of additional meeting rooms on one of the floors.Steph Varley 21st December 2018
An Introduction to Polymer
Got Any Code? Interview Advice for Software Engineers.
Here’s some advice from Ash, Software Engineer, following a round of (sometimes frustrating!) interviews.AshleyMurphy 20th January 2017
Continuous Integration with Python
Confession time… I missed something really important! Most CI tools don’t work too well with Python. Here’s something that’ll help you overcome some of the issues you’ll come across…Ed Thewlis 3rd January 2017
Announcing DataShed Labs event – getting hands-on with Apache Spark & Hadoop
In an effort to give developers a view of the tools and technologies that we think are worth trying, we’re hosting a series of hands-on events in LeedsEd Thewlis 17th February 2016
Cloudera Director 2.0 – Truly cloud ready?
Cloudera seems to have made some huge leaps forward in terms of enterprise integration, workload automation and High Availability in Cloudera Director 2.0…Ed Thewlis 22nd January 2016
Why has the world gone Open Source Mad?
Open Source software seems to be taking over. But why? And what does Steve Ballmer think about this?Ed Thewlis 5th January 2016
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