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Dev Blog: Step by step open source in practice

16.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast R&D team member Tyler Woonton.  In today's global world, there's a growing demand to ensure your applications work correctly around the clock.  Many businesses, including UKFast, rely on open source frameworks like Laravel and Lumen to provide effective solutions for their customers. By getting involved with open source development, business owners and developers can take a framework and shape it into something with the potential to help in innovative new ways.   That's how UKFast’s Laravel Health Check package was created.   As a development team we love using the package internally. It allows us to monitor UKFast’s expansive suite of APIs , identify and solve issues during the development process. Once we discovered how helpful it was, we knew we had to open source it so our customers and…

Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource…

Flex Some Serious Muscle with the New eCloud

8.2.2016 by Jenn Granger

There is no better moment than when two great things come together to make something even better. Chips and vinegar (or gravy, if you’re reading this in the North). All four Power Rangers. eCloud and OpenStack. That’s right – there…

Open Source, Simple And Safe

23.9.2014 by Jenn Granger

There are certain times when even though you know that things will go easier on you if you do one small task at the time, if it means even the smallest amount of effort, let’s be honest, you probs won’t…

Simple Tools for Testing Cyber Security

18.10.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post by Richard Clinker. Richard has been in the IT industry for 15+ years working with systems running ATM networks and internet banking in an operations role. For at least ten of those years, he has…

Open Source – A Sign of Things to Come?

24.8.2009 by Pingu

Traditionally, change is brought about by ideas, contributions, team work and communities. This is no less so in IT. Just a few years ago software and applications were seen as magical entities and few people understood how they worked. This…

Linux Learning Curve

7.2.2009 by Pingu

Whilst thinking about where to start this newly extended Linux section of the UKFast blog, it dawned on me to simply start at the beginning and grow from there. A curious statement you may say, but one I had to…