There aren't many examples of OAuth2 working with a SAML 2.0 as an authentication method on the Internet. The purpose of this post is to provide a simple implementation of these two technologies working together.
A few days ago Bloomberg published their list of 50 companies to watch in 2016, and for some reason they decided to publish the entire report in ASCII! I thought it would be a bit of fun to see if I could use D3 to create my own ASCI charts
Libraries like d3 and d3fc do a fantastic job at making interactive charts. However, when the data size is in the hundreds of thousands, performance suffers. In this post, I'll have a look at some sampling techniques recently implemented in d3fc, and show them off with a demo.
This post demonstrates how to create an efficient stock ticker app using HTML5 WebSockets and a Haskell server.
This is the first post in a series of simple and short tutorials for automating tests using Protractor. In this post we will look at how to find page elements using the Chrome developer tools, and writing a simple test using the Jasmine matcher isDisplayed.
While d3fc (a toolkit of charting components built in the d3 style) embraces the philosophy of simplicity over performance, there’s no point in creating a chart with lousy performance. In this post I’ll run through some of the tips and tricks for squeezing the best performance out of d3fc...
Saturday marked the fifth annual DDD North conference, held once again at the University of Sunderland. DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! events are volunteer-organised conferences where members of the community propose and vote on the agenda. ScottLogic took part this year as a Platinum-level sponsor. We had many fantastic conversations with developers from all...
Testers by themselves can't find all the bugs. Nor identify all the problems. So how do you get non-testers to look critically at the software and organise them to be effective at it. At least for day. This post explores the bug hunt. Asking the questions, giving some tips.
When deciding which tests to automate, one criteria commonly used is to identify simple repetitive tasks that are performed often. This morning while completing my bacon sandwich order form I realised that this was a relatively simple task that I repeat each Friday morning.
Ionic is a framework built on angular-js, targeted at creating mobile applications. However, one useful component that isn't part of the standard controls is the master detail layout, and this post describes the solution I used when creating this control.
Recently I needed to make a site for a personal project, and although I work on dynamic web apps for a living, I hadn't had to make a proper, honest-to-goodness website for years. There are plenty of well-known options out there for making sites quickly, like Wordpress and Squarespace, but why go for the quick option, I said to myself, when there's a learning opportunity to be had!
Every year Scott Logic takes on a number of interns who spend 12 weeks writing code, working on projects and having a great time in the offices. My name is Ruth, and along with Chris Barrett, I am an intern in the Newcastle...
A foray into generating simple charts in a fashion inspired by D3 using React as a rendering engine.
I try to clear up confusion on different ways of setting up TypeScript projects in Visual Studio, particularly for non browser (WebWorker or Node) projects, and end up more confused than ever.
I’ve been working on an open-source charting library called d3fc. And following Colin’s lead, was looking for a creative example to replicate: I think I found it… Once upon a time The story starts with Coinbase, a well-known(/funded)...
Code quality is important in large systems and web sites are no exception. This post shows how Umbraco enables developers to write clean and maintainable code.
Most charting libraries are monoliths. The more features they support, the more unwieldy their APIs tend to become. With the d3fc project we have been exploring an alternative approach, constructing charts from a set of small components, using the D3 library.
Meteor seems like a fresh way to work. It makes a lot of things, like CRUD operations and keeping your UI in line with data changes, extremely easy and it adds a lot of nice, clever tricks, like the client-side stubbing of server-side methods.
Sizing advanced components such as grids using ng-style can leave you with rendering problems. Here, I create a variant of ng-style with some small tweaks to avoid this problem.