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19

Mar

The power of regular hackathons

At Vandebron we have been organizing a regular hackathon for the last four years. Every three months we organize a two-day event. At first glance this seems quite an investment. Eight days a year, almost losing two working-weeks of productivity for your teams!

5

Mar

Migrating from DCOS to Kubernetes, dealing with the l4lb loadbalancer

When you want minimal downtime, you need to build your own tools

5

Feb

Cypress.io Component Design Technique for React Applications

Cypress is a game-changer in the automation testing world, the way that Cypress was built and its architecture allows us as testers to cover more scenarios.

25

Jan

How to Spin Up A Kubernetes Cluster On Your Macbook

It is can be useful to create a disposable Kubernetes sandbox to play with when you are exploring a new application and how it could work.

10

Dec

Optimizing, Converting And Exporting SVG Icons In React

If you've ever build a component library, you probably dealt with optimizing and converting icons before. With SVGO and SVGR you can do this at scale.

4

Nov

Fueling the Energy Transition With Spark - Part 1

Our main backend language is Scala, and by using Spark we build distributed parallel algorithms to fuel the Energy Transition. But why is Spark the best choice for that job?

6

Oct

Building native images and compiling with GraalVM and sbt

At Vandebron we organized a two-day long Hackathon, a colleague and I took the chance to dig into the wonderful world of GraalVM.

5

Oct

When (Not) To Build A Reusable Component Library

You can find much information on why a reusable component library is a good investment, but most articles don't state the (obvious) disadvantages..