Tag: software development
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
28 May, 2019

Staring Down a Stack Trace

Stack traces are a map to help you solve your bug, but how do you navigate it?
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
02 Apr, 2019

Don’t Get Fooled By Errors

Even though it’s April Fools’ Day, I didn’t want to pull a prank. Instead, I figured I’d use the spirit of the day to write about the thing that often makes us all feel like fools, triggering errors! Everyone has their own approaches for debugging code. However, I think...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
29 Mar, 2019

Senior Software Engineer

Overview For a downtown client in the music industry, we have re-architected and rebuilt their core enterprise software platform to support a rapidly growing and evolving business.  The new software platform is a set of cloud-native, federated systems that are highly scalable, accurate, and modular, leveraging both custom-built and...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
18 Dec, 2018

Extract Transform and Load Overview

Part 1 of the Data Ingest Series The process of extract transforms and load (ETL) goes by many names: Data acquisition Data ingest Enterprise transform and load But they all are about getting external data into the system. The problem that most businesses face is that there are no...
Rusty Eller
Rusty Eller
27 Feb, 2018

Migrating to Elastic Search: A Case Study

I am a member of a development team that has nearly completed the task of replacing Apache Solr with Elasticsearch for our web application. This case study is a recounting of the methods used and challenges faced during the experience. Read on to learn why and how we pulled...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
13 Feb, 2018

Atom as an Alternative Development Environment

In years past the best development environment was almost always expensive, both to acquire and maintain. When these tools moved to a subscription model based on specific tech stacks and languages, cost and complexity for developers only increased. Even widely-adopted alternatives such as Eclipse, while open source, suffers from...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
02 Aug, 2017

The Compressed Java Zip Solution

Recently, I had a requirement on a project to systematically zip up a directory of reports to be stored on AWS S3 and later downloaded by the user. I thought it can’t be too hard to zip files using Java with the expectation that the APIs would reflect the...
Uzair Madani
Uzair Madani
19 May, 2016

Customizing in LimeSurvey: A Developer’s Perspective

From door to door canvassing to electronic questionnaires, surveys are a tried and true way to collect customer information. There are several software solutions available for the conduct and management of electronic surveys, ranging from COTS products to open source implementations. Open source survey solutions allow for greater customization...
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
03 May, 2016

Desktop Manufacturing: Our Work In Jerk Controlled Motion Explained

Over the past few years, Ten Mile Square has developed deep expertise in developing hardware and firmware solutions that improve computer numerical control.  We have put this expertise into real world use.  We have been working with our partner, Synthetos, on an open source effort called TinyG, which seeks to radically improve...
Jay Gelman
Jay Gelman
15 Mar, 2016

Build a Stateful System with Envers

Some applications require full tracking of system state.  For example, for auditing purposes, a financial system may need to know the order in which every system change occurred. Full tracking of system state provides the following capabilities: Historical Analysis: It is possible to understand exactly what a system looked...