Our Top 10 Big Data News Sources

Keeping on top of an area of technology that is as rapidly moving as the big data ecosystem is hard. Our data tribe share some of their resources for keeping up to date.

Author:

Alice Kaerast

Category:

Big Data

Time:

5 minute read

Automating Performance Optimisation in a Highly Virtualised Infrastructure Platform

Together with our partners at Turbonomic we’ve put together a video about how we optimise our highly virtualised platform.

Author:

Lee O'Donnell

Category:

Infrastructure

Time:

2 minute read

Hacker Herding - Ten Lessons Learned From Launching a Bug Bounty Programme

Lessons learned from operating a bug bounty programme, and some tips for launching your own

Author:

Dan Adams

Category:

Security

Time:

9 minute read

CSI Skybet

A tale of football, nodejs, and rabbits.

Author:

Colin Ameigh

Category:

Operations

Time:

14 minute read

Scripting NetBackup Policy Creation

The documentation and examples of the use of NetBackup commands can be sparse. Here is how we used the CLI to script our policy creation.

Author:

Tom Davidson

Category:

Deployment

Time:

26 minute read

Why is device detection hard?

A look at why device detection is the thorn in our side thats not going anywhere.

Author:

Jon Bulbrook

Time:

20 minute read

Isomorphic Vegas

A summary of how we use isomorphism to render Vegas and keep state consistent between our servers and clients

Author:

Andrew Munro

Category:

Organisation

Time:

8 minute read

QCon London

I went to the QCon conference this year. This is some of the stuff I learned.

Author:

Andy Butcher

Category:

Conferences

Time:

20 minute read

Looking back at NodeConf London

It’s a little known fact that skybet.com has been working with Node.js since version 0.4 (though our first app running in a live environment was on version 0.6) so we’ve got a long history of running JavaScript on the server. In addition, our customer experience is wholly reliant on JavaScript in the browser so you could say we’re less of a PHP shop and more of a JavaScript shop… So it was with interest that three of the skybet.com team headed to that London for the first ever NodeConf London.

Author:

Ian Thomas

Category:

Node.js

Time:

9 minute read

Responsive React Components

The early spotting of technical debt within our new responsive Sky Vegas React codebase enabled the squad to implement an elegant solution to rendering components based on the current device’s viewport size.

Author:

Matt Kirwan

Category:

UI Engineering

Time:

12 minute read