In my previous role as Team Lead for the Big Data Team, at the top of my remit was to deliver a Data Catalog. In ernest we started working on bringing together the entire company’s data estate under a catalog. Searchable, accessible, and updateable in a democratic manner.
I tweeted a little while back that I had been looking at Flutter and Dart. This is not a tutorial on using flutter. Lots of people have done a much better job than I can ever hope to do here This is a very good start and a plethora of resources. Here are my first thoughts…
I have often procrastinated about sharing my motivations - the “why” through which I drive myself. This is a massive deviation from my usual posts as I generally keep my posts as close to the tech as possible. This however feels different - In that recent events in my personal life has driven me to evaluate what is important and what isn’t. I have found myself thinking about priorities, and at the core of prioritisation is the notion that we have a firm grasp of the reason we…
After a massive break from hacking on Mokocharlie, I felt like I needed to get my mind of some other things and perhaps do something that I found to be fun on a weekend.
I had an idea of building a content management system with one of the Scala frameworks a while back and I decided on the Play Framework. In the middle of scoping things out in terms of my requirements, I decided that perhaps I did not want to build “yet another CMS.” My initial idea was to build something like wordpress using Play, but the more I thought about it the more I questioned what exactly I wanted to achieve. And so I decided to build one (in my spare time) that answered…
After spending hours trying to debug why my settings file was not being found I stumbled across this
I generally don’t spend that much time on Quora. I do get the emails but I’m just not that interested in the questions or answers for that matter to spend that much time except this particular one.
Last time out I introduced a basic idea for an API, this post will be about the basic architecture of the API framework. I have been listening to and reading on API best practices published by APIGEE. Although there are one or two things about this guide that I think pidgeon-hole me into certain standards, I agree in most part with a lot of what this e book has to say, I recommend you give it a browse at some point.
After a few years of Mokocharlie creating communities around images, it has become necessary to open up this data to partners who want to provide galleries of their own but don’t have the time to go out to curate those images themselves.
After about an hour of digging around and looking for a way to package a simulation I wrote in Scala for a coleague, I came across this process of doing it. I have reduced it down to a bash script which will be at the bottom of this post but I thought I should go through the steps a bit as the script makes certain assumptions.