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20 January 20202-minute read

Pattern matching in Ruby 2.7

One of the most interesting features of the latest release of Ruby (2.7) is pattern matching. Here's a quick tour of some of its features.

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18 December 20192-minute read

Makers, Movers and Shakers at Mind the Product 2019

Simply Business joined like-minded product leaders and technologist at the Mind the Product Conference, London 2019. Here's what we learned.

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11 December 20192-minute read

A thought or two on the Gartner IT Symposium Xpo 2019

Simply Business recently attended Gartner's IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 in Barcelona. But what inspired, challenged and piqued our interest?

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21 November 20195-minute read

How we built our own experiment monitoring application

At Simply Business, the Data & Analytics team has designed and built an internal application for monitoring live data experiments to help us track and share insights on our products and customer experience.

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10 March 20192-minute read

Public speaking as an aid to becoming a better engineer

Today's software engineers can no longer afford to conform to outdated stereotypes; social awkwardness and poor communication skills no longer cut it in the advancing world of tech.

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11 September 20192-minute read

Adding features to a codebase we've never seen before - E02

Putting an experienced engineer in front of an open sourced project they've never seen before to see how they approach adding a new feature - episode two.

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10 July 20192-minute read

Adding features to a codebase we've never seen before - E01

Putting an experienced engineer in front of an open sourced project they've never seen before to see how they approach adding a new feature - episode one.

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16 July 20195-minute read

Rethinking the call centre for the 21st Century

Using event-driven streaming microservices has allowed us to evolve our call centre in ways we couldn’t have done before. We now have a fully flexible set of services that work together to improve our efficiency and transparency as well as improving our consultants and customers’ lives.

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5 July 20197-minute read

Exposing the design pattern at the heart of Rack Middleware

The design pattern in Rack Middleware architecture is not just for web apps! It can be used to separate concerns in many kinds of data processing pipeline.

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29 July 20191-minute read

Refactoring using the 4 rules of simple design - Episode 3

In this video series, we'll be using the 4 rules of simple design to guide our refactoring of an open sourced ruby project. Watch part three today.

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