Hack Day Recap

by Álvaro

Last week our second Hack Day took place at PeerTransfer. Unlike our previous FedEx Day, this time, the whole company was encouraged to participate by sharing ideas and self-organizing teams around the proposed ideas, aiming to motivate and to reach features that are not of first importance but we really...

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Reporting database

At peerTransfer we have a database system that has been evolving since the beginning. At first it was a small relational MySQL attached to a Ruby on Rails application. Over time the relational system has grown in size and complexity, evolving into a complex operational system, now accommodating various systems...

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Infrastructure Manoeuvers

System administration is traditionally neglected by developers, exceptions to this trend are not easy to find. As a new member of the peerTransfer dev team I have found that the whole Dev team has a deep respect and understanding of system administration. This dedication is reflected in one of our...

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Fedex Day

by Álvaro

Have you ever wondered why we have museums? Well, one reason is that we have museums as a place to go and see whatever somebody else created, using his imagination, his tools and his knowledge and craftmanship. Last week we did a FedEx day at PeerTransfer. The idea of this...

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OpenHackVLC - February 2013

Last night we held another edition of our monthly HackNight and here is a summary of what got done. Jose Luis and Salva wrote a Hubot ( a Campfire bot ) plugin in NodeJS and CoffeeScript. The plugin just stores sentences from an user and returns a random sentence when...

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