July 10, 2017
Daniel Baah
While most of us here in Ballard, Seattle are still getting over our food coma from last weekend’s Seafood Fest, we wanted to take a moment to showcase a brief case study on data-driven design. For the past 3 years, SpatialDev has teamed up with Ballard Alliance to create the...
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June 26, 2017
Rich Gwozdz
There are several benefits to leveraging private sub-networks as part of your deployment infrastructure. We work with AWS, so I’ll speak to that specifically. Servers launched in private sub-networks have no public IP address, so they may be less prone to attack. They also maintain their private IP address even...
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January 11, 2017
Sarah Bindman
Last week, Seattle hosted its first Tech Ladies* meetup at Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe. Throughout the evening, I spoke to women working across multiple industries in a variety of roles including software developers, project managers, data experts, and security analysts. Some of the evening’s discussions included: Data security and...
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January 09, 2017
Daniel Baah
When it comes to deploying software, our job as consultants is to ensure reliability, consistency, and security for our clients. Our general approach to addressing these grand tasks is to leverage existing open-source technologies. We recently discovered two open source tools than can help strengthen the security of our Node.js...
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January 04, 2017
Rich Gwozdz
If you are using Mocha for Node.js testing than you may be familiar with the before() and beforeAll() functions. The former is designed to run once per describe block (regardless of how many tests the block contains), while the latter runs once before every test within the describe block. See...
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December 22, 2016
Daniel Baah
Last week, Kim and I traveled to Ethiopia to visit our partners at the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in Addis Ababa. For the past two years, SpatialDev and ATA teamed up to create a suite of software tools, built to enhance survey collection and visualization. The Visual Institutional Survey and...
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December 13, 2016
Todd Slind
SpatialDev is very excited about the launch of the new (To) app (available in the App Store). (To) enlisted the help of SpatialDev to be their technology partner in building this app. (To) puts powerful location tools in the hands of those facing life transitions, where location is the driver...
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November 29, 2016
SpatialDev
Article written by: Holly Callahan The new Otter Spotter submission form and sightings map are now live via Woodland Park Zoo’s website. For more information on this project, see the news post here. The new submission form and map allows new users to easily engage in the experience, it will...
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November 22, 2016
Phoebe Merritt
I was thrilled to attend GeoHackWeek at the University of Washington this November. This event was a cross between a hackathon and a workshop for data scientists, geospatial analysts, and software developers. The week was an opportunity to learn about different open source technology for spatial research, and to collaborate...
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November 16, 2016
Rich Gwozdz
If you have worked with Express.js to build an API or application you will likely be familiar with the following boilerplate: # index.js var express = require('express'); var app = express(); app.get('/hello-world', function (req, res) { res.send('Hello World!'); }); app.listen(3000, function () { console.log('Example app listening on port 3000!'); });...
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