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Why Companies Invest In Open-Source and Why Yours Should, Too

Less productivity, missed project deadlines and wasted money: that’s what you get for letting your developers work on open-source projects. Or do you really?

This blog post highlights on which levels contribution to open-source provides value to businesses and demonstrates why paying your team to spend time on OSS might be the best business decision you will make this year.

Jessica Jordan

November 11, 2019

# simplabs

simplabs monthly update - July 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of our monthly update. This one is later than expected but still packed with all the events and activities that have been happening at simplabs along with the things we're looking forward to. Enjoy.

Mark Coleman

July 24, 2019

# ember

Sentry error reporting for Ember.js

Are you confident that your apps have no bugs? Do you not need a support team because no user ever complains about something not working? Then this post is not for you!

We use a lot of tools at simplabs to ensure reasonably high quality code, but occasionally something slips through. The important thing then is to notice and fix it quickly. This post will focus on the "notice" part by using Sentry error reporting in Ember.js apps.

Tobias Bieniek

July 15, 2019

# simplabs

simplabs monthly update - May 2019

Welcome to the third installment of our monthly update. Each month we cover the events and activities that have been happening at simplabs along with the things we're looking forward to. Enjoy.

Mark Coleman

May 10, 2019

# misc

Automated dependency updates for your internal GitLab server️

Are your dependencies hopelessly outdated? Would you need to hire another developer just to keep up with the maintenance work of keeping them up-to-date? If those questions match your project then this blog post is for you. Keep reading and we will show you how to solve a lot of these issues with some easy to use tools.

Tobias Bieniek

April 24, 2019

# simplabs

simplabs monthly update - April 2019

Welcome to the second installment of our monthly update. Each month we cover the events and activities that have been happening at simplabs along with the things we're looking forward to. Enjoy.

Mark Coleman

April 5, 2019

# javascript

SPAs, PWAs and SSR

Single Page Apps, Progressive Web Apps and classic Server side rendered websites are often seen as orthogonal approaches to building web apps where only one is best suited for a particular project and one has to make a choice to go with one of them. In this post we'll explore why that doesn't have to be the case, since all 3 approaches can actually be combined in order to achieve the best result.

Marco Otte-Witte

April 5, 2019

# simplabs

Qonto project

We're very pleased to announce that we've started working with Qonto, a Paris based VC funded Fintech startup who are "the ideal banking alternative for freelancers, startups and SMEs."

Mark Coleman

March 29, 2019

# elixir

Elixir Umbrella Applications and Testing with Mox

What's the big deal with Elixir umbrellas?

An Elixir umbrella is a container for mix apps; a structure useful to separate the application's concerns as each app is contained within its own mix project.

Why is this cool?

Because it's like Lego and Lego is cool.

Who's Mox you ask?

Mox is cool too... Let's dive in!

Niklas Long

March 13, 2019