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

Measuring Impala performance using Apache JMeter

Our web performance teams regularly use JMeter to load test our websites to identify performance of the various components involved, but it turns out you can actually use it to directly test the performance of a Hadoop datawarehouse.

Author:

Alice Kaerast

Category:

Data

Time:

2 minute read

Deploying Consul in AWS

Looking at deploying a Consul cluster into AWS and how we can rollout upgrades with no loss of service

Author:

Adam Pointer

Category:

Deployment

Time:

14 minute read

Team Size and Why It Matters

Team size varies massively across different projects, but how big should a team be, and why does it matter?

Author:

Adam Blanchard

Category:

Organisation

Time:

9 minute read

Big Data Spain or how I used my Tech Ninja Fund

We sent Software Engineer Iker Gomez to Big Data Spain conferences in Madrid to learn more about big data technologies and real-time processing.

Author:

Iker Gomez

Category:

Big Data

Time:

9 minute read

XSS - Just the facts, ma'am

A basic primer on Cross-site scripting (XSS) and its prevention

Author:

Dan Adams

Category:

Security

Time:

7 minute read