Why? I imagine that’s the first thing that comes to mind. Well, just about everything server-wise is virtualised and centrally managed, so when the requirement came that more macOS power was required for building apps, it made sense to do the same here. There is just one problem – official support. The lack of official […]

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On the 23rd October, three members of the tombola Platform team travelled over to Newcastle for an evening session organised by JavaScript North East (@jsnortheast). After free pizza and beer, Damian Nicholson (@damian) gave an interesting talk on the perils of form validation. He warned against the common practice of disabling the ‘submit’ button until […]

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Just writing up a quick ‘gotcha’ that we faced recently in our work with AWS that we found very little documentation available, and no real posts indicating how to resolve, so thought we’d put this out there in the hopes that someone finds it useful. We’ve just been building an app that is a node […]

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Part 1 – Let the swag hunt begin! When I started here at tombola in September, the last thing I thought I’d be doing is going Dockercon. At the time, I’d never even heard of Dockercon and only had limited experience with Docker itself, but when the opportunity arose I couldn’t turn it down. My […]

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With Docker being an extremely new technology here at tombola, we were extremely excited to be visiting Austin TX for Dockercon17. With some big companies talking like Capital One, Netflix, PayPal and AWS we were looking forward to seeing how the big boys delivered services using Docker, and the benefits it gave them. With tombola […]

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