Eumarella Shores – Relaxing COVID-19 Honeymoon Part 1

Eumarella Shores – Relaxing COVID-19 Honeymoon Part 1

Although our overseas honeymoon plans were dead in the water, we weren’t going to let a global pandemic stop us from having a well deserved holiday. Tanya, the research Queen, started scouring the internet for potential locations that were nearby but also something we had never done before. One place she found was Eumarella Shores, beautiful lakeside cottages at Noosa […]

Papertrail log searching with Powershell

Papertrail log searching with Powershell

Papertrail is a great free* cloud based distributed log management system. If you aren’t currently using one for your application, I highly recommend it. The benefits it gives you far outway the relatively simple process of setting it up. And compared to tools like Splunk, it’s considerably cheaper. However, sometimes clients can have unusual requests and require you to go […]

Backend For Frontend: Two techniques and one to avoid

Backend For Frontend: Two techniques and one to avoid

When developing a new frontend application for mobile or web, you will often find yourself needing to add a backend to support your development needs. Reasons for this could be that the Domain APIs that your client side application needs to communicate with are not publicly accessible (i.e. in an internal VPC) or you need to handle session management and […]

Dropwizard Kotlin in a Docker container

Dropwizard Kotlin in a Docker container

Docker is a fantastic way to run micro-services like Dropwizard in a cloud environment. Because the service should be stateless, you can spin up multiple instances of them easily, allowing increased resilience (if one instance becomes unresponsive), simplified no outage deployments (can easily spin up new versions of the software) and much more. Docker also runs instance in their own […]