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    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.

    image image 12th September 2019
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    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.

    image image 20th June 2019
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    “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!

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    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.

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    Why we have 3 Mental Health First Aiders, and why you should too

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    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.

    image image 1st May 2019
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    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.

    image image 5th April 2019
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    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!

    image image 14th March 2019
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    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.

    image image 13th February 2019
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    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”...

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    Load testing and Gatling.io

    Load testing to 20k requests per second and beyond - how we did it!

    image image 5th February 2019
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    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.

    image image 30th January 2019
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    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.

    image image 2nd January 2019
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    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.

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    An Introduction to Polymer

    Polymer is a JavaScript library that helps you create custom reusable HTML elements (web components), and use them to build performant, maintainable apps. Here, Jordan tells us more about why it's so useful.

    image image 25th September 2018
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    Got Any Code? Interview Advice for Software Engineers.

    Here’s some advice from Ash, Software Engineer, following a round of (sometimes frustrating!) interviews.

    image image 20th January 2017
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    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…

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    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 Leeds

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    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…

    image image 22nd January 2016
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    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?

    image image 5th January 2016

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