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Making a fast website even faster: Lazy Loading of Images

30.07.2013
Diego Caponera

Web is fast, and we struggle to make it faster and faster every day. User surf from shiny and pricey devices, and do not want to wait for pages to load: they want it now, or they just run away.

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Tearing apart our biggest Javascript application: Morgenpost's Flugrouten Radar - Part 1

24.07.2013
Giuseppe Sorce

If you are working as a web developer at some point you will find yourself dealing with a project bigger than you are. It's just a matter of time: ambitious goals, short deadlines, new technologies, uncertain outcomes. Despite being demanding, those…

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kreuzwerker joins cloudControl’s Solution Provider Program

19.07.2013
Tilmann Eing

We are happy to announce that we joined cloudControl as a cloudControl Solution Provider. Our team provides services that cover all phases of IT development and begin with your product strategy. All our projects have one thing in common:…

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Scrum Planning Poker Tool - Sneak Preview

28.06.2013
Jan Nabbefeld

Do you remember the cliffhanger from my last post? It was about an online Scrum Planning Poker tool providing the functionality to commit the estimations directly to JIRA. Maybe this sounds like overstepping the mark, but it would make our life much…

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Scrum in a distributed setup - that's how we do it

19.06.2013
Jan Nabbefeld

Handling Scrum-based software development in distributed teams isn't easy. In fact, no matter what kind of distributed team, some of the mandatory Scrum ceremonies can be difficult to handle if you are not sharing the same office. To give you an…

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Packaging Varnish VMODs

12.06.2013
Joern Barthel

VMODs are typically distributed as source code on github.com and require a compile against the same version of source code the varnishd binary was build from. After a successful make the build files have to be copied into the lib/varnish/vmod…

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Automatic backups for Atlassian OnDemand

27.05.2013
Joern Barthel

Atlassian OnDemand (the low-priced, managed cloud-offering for JIRA and/or Confluence) had the functionality to do backups via self-service for quite a while. Before the introduction of this "Backup Manager" functionality, backups (aside from the…

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Elastic Transcoder vs. Zencoder

27.05.2013
Jan Nabbefeld

Amazon AWS announced Elastic Transcoder at the beginning of this year. For us this was interesting news as video transcoding is an essential part of the Digital Asset Management Systems we develop. So far we've been using Zencoder which offers a…

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