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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!

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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.

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    django-pwny

    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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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?

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    Riding the Unicorn – Aligning Technology, Data & Analytics Strategies

    Now that I’ve got the customary ‘unicorn’ reference out of the way in the title, down to the serious matter of discussing why, given that it’s so gosh-darned important, we seem to repeat the same mistakes when it comes to Technology, Data & Analytics.

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    How to increase the ROI of a data warehouse

    Data warehouse projects are expensive!

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    “If we’d written this in Python we’d be done by now”

    I’d never really had a ‘programming language of choice’. My first languages were SML and C; I wrote my final year project at University (badly) in Prolog; my first paying job was coding in Progress 4GL and I finally ended up writing predominantly in Java.

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    Big Data V’s what are they & how can you use them to formulate a strategy?

    Anyone who has ever done any kind of business related course will have heard of the 4 (or 7) p’s of marketing. Product, Place, Price, Promotion

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    5 useful developer hacks to know about Docker…

    Docker is fast becoming the architectural building block for any microservice based strategy with a clear focus on ‘do one thing and do it well’.

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    Getting to grips with Apache Spark…

    After its first stable release last year, Apache Spark was one of those things that seemed to get mentioned a lot by colleagues but no one was actually using it (see also: Apache Storm). After finally getting to grips with it, it’s been an oddly mixed experience.

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    What is Docker?

    Isolation and layers. Two simple architectural principles interwoven to provide one of the great paradigm shifts of our computing generation.

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