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A couple years ago we were working on a reporting project that needed data that wasn’t really kept online. A user would select a number of streams and a time range. Relevant log data would be downloaded from S3, indexed in SOLR, then queried, sent to the client, and displayed. Depending on which stream and how much time they asked for, this might take anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. Of course, once it was loaded we could make subsequent queries very quickly. Obviously we couldn’t just have the browser stop and wait for the request to complete. Our solution will surprise you!

Published on 30/06/2016 at 12h05 under , .


A few weeks ago Spredfast held its once or twice yearly hackweek. The whole engineering department drops everything, self-organizes into small teams, and works on something cool they want to work on. Otto and I used this opportunity to jump in and try to get to know elixir and phoenix better.

Published on 15/02/2016 at 13h10 .


You can configure guard to remember relationships between test files, so you never forget to run all the relevant tests after a change.

Published on 08/08/2013 at 13h07 under , . Tags , , ,


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