bespoke software design

On changing languages, frameworks and teams.

bespoke software design

On changing languages, frameworks and teams.

Ben Bradshaw August 26, 2018

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere” – Chinese Proverb Hi. I’m Ben Bradshaw, I’m a geek, coder, Firefly fan and a bunch of other things including the newest Rabid employee in Wellington. It’s been close to…

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Getting to grips with social good in Rabid’s philosophy

Getting to grips with social good in Rabid’s philosophy

Josh Forde August 26, 2018

One of the most challenging topics we talk about is blending a sense of doing good along with what we do here. Rabid is a commercial company – we make a profit and are proud of the value we create…

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Eoin Kelly

Things I have learned about learning

Eoin Kelly

Things I have learned about learning

Eoin Kelly August 26, 2018

“Do you see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping and fighting, it’s exhausting!” – Raoul Silva, Skyfall (2012) Sometimes the tech industry is overwhelming. It seems like we drink from a fire-hose of new…

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Object-free DCI

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Object-free DCI

James Harton August 26, 2018

Some of you may already know me, as I’ve been around the Rails community for some time, including being on the RubyNZ Committee for two terms and having organised the 2015 RailsCamp NZ. You might say…

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Codemania 2016

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Codemania 2016

Cara Hill August 26, 2018

When my awesome and generous employers at Rabid Technologies approved my request to go to Codemania and Codemania Conversations, I had no idea what to expect. I mean, I’ve been to tech conferences before, so I had a pretty clear idea of what the formal conference part of Codemania might be like, but the unconference Conversations was a new and mysterious unknown. And now that I’m sitting down a week later to write a post about my experience, I’m at a loss for how to break it all down and share it in a coherent fashion!

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Rapid growth at Rabid

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Rapid growth at Rabid

Marian Clements August 26, 2018

Marian here from Rabidtech to talk about our recent company growth and how we dealt with almost doubling our size in three months. I was part of the group that looked at how we were onboarding our staff and worked…

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Why is 20% time good for us all?

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Why is 20% time good for us all?

Sandra Clark August 26, 2018

In my old life in the film industry, we all worked for free; on short films, music videos or low-budget features. It’s how we gained experience and credits on our CV, as well as supported our fellow filmmakers on projects…

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Christchurch Rails Girls

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Christchurch Rails Girls

Mai Nguyen August 26, 2018

Rose and I coached at Rails Girls Christchurch in May. Given Rabid’s commitment to diversity, it was great for Rabid to sponsor the event by sending us down to Christchurch. The awesome weekend was superbly organised…

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Rabid’s new space!

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Rabid’s new space!

Amy Shand August 26, 2018

Rabid has a new Wellington home!! We’re now located at Level 2, 50 The Terrace. We’re tucked away off the street, so if you want to come visit you’ll need to enter via 44 The Terrace, head through the lobby and down the stone steps to the right, and then head down the wood-panelled hallway to the stairs or lifts at the end.

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Josh Mcarthur

AWS presigned posts

Josh Mcarthur

AWS presigned posts

Josh McArthur August 26, 2018

When designing a JSON API that needs to deal with uploaded files, there’s a few options, but all of them have a degree of compromise. At the end of the day, a file uploaded via HTTP must be provided as…

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