Catch up on our latest tech observations and insights.

  • One of the standard infrastructure architectural patterns for web applications – that we also apply here at NearForm – is to split the infrastructure into multiple logical environments. The most common ones are dev, staging and production. They use the same type of resources (load balancers, instances, databases, etc), but they differ in scale and…

    Dan Achim
  • node-clinic

    We had another great crowd at our Node.js Dublin meetup in September. Hosted in the Microsoft building in Leopardstown, Matteo Collina featured a profile of Node Clinic, a new set of diagnostic tools to help diagnose and address application and platform performance issues and Dara Hayes giving an introduction to GraphQL with a live demo. If you…

    Sean Walsh
    Blog, Node.js community | 20th November 2018
  • Static Analysis of Docker image vulnerabilities with Clair

    In a previous article, we described how to build a Docker Registry. Today we look at Clair – a tool that does static analysis of vulnerabilities in a docker image. What is Clair? Clair is a popular open source vulnerability scanning solution for docker images made by CoreOS. Clair is also integrated with quay.io public…

    Petr Kohut
    Blog, Development and DevOps, Security | 13th November 2018
  • This year we are really excited to launch the NodeConf EU App! We have put together a Progressive Web App (PWA) to enhance the NodeConf.EU conference attendance experience. The application is built with two users in mind – the conference attendees and the conference organisers. It is designed to help bridge the gap between both of these…

    Glen Keane
  • NodeConf EU 2018

    If you were at NodeConf EU 2017, you know just how blown away everyone was by the digital badge we created. Powered by the Espruino JavaScript interpreter and full of Bluetooth goodness, it really made a mark. This year we figured we could do even better. And here it is, the NodeConf EU 2018 Digital…

    Conor O'Neill
    Blog, NodeConfEU | 4th November 2018
  • Migrating from CircleCI to Azure DevOps Pipelines

      Recently when we migrated the CI/CD pipeline for a client’s application to Azure DevOps pipeline we were pleasantly surprised. The Original Setup with CircleCI But before we get into how we re-engineered the pipeline, let me take you through the original setup with CircleCI.  Each project repository has its own build pipeline and generates…

    Alex Knol
    Development and DevOps | 22nd October 2018
  • Product Design in Modern Application Development

    It’s been a few weeks since I started as a product designer for NearForm and I feel super lucky and humbled to share the same space with a group of amazing and talented designers as well as the talent of all the NearFormers—I know, it sounds much better than being a Googler, doesn’t it ?…

    Ivan Frantar
  • Putting security into DevOps Practices

    The DevSecOps Evolution: Incorporating Security into DevOps Practices According to IDC estimates, the worldwide DevOps software market achieved a level of $2.9 billion in 2017 and is forecast to reach $6.6 billion in 2022. Driven by the need for faster innovation, a shift towards microservices architectures, and the evolution of automation and collaboration tooling, the…

    David Gonzalez
    Development and DevOps, Security | 1st October 2018
  • Using Emscripten to compile a WebAssembly version of Cephes, we finally have a fast and correct implementation of most mathematical special functions.

    Andreas Madsen
    Blog, Data Science, Development & Tools | 26th September 2018
  • Structs in JavaScript

    Structuring Data Using Structs When writing native modules in C/C++, it is often useful to structure data using something called structs. A struct is a low level data schema you can use in C/C++. They basically act as an encoding/decoding scheme, similar to protocol-buffers and many others data encoding schemes, to read/write the properties specified…

    Mathius Buus
    Node.js | 24th September 2018
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