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Sending emails using Mandrill/Mailchimp with Ruby on Rails

I recently started working on a ticket where I was asked to add a new mail template and the logic behind it. I have not really worked with either Mandrill or Mailchimp much before, so I started doing research into how to do this. Every blog post and Stack Overflow post that I could find […]

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Using VCR in tests

VCR is a gem that is super helpful if your Ruby application is using an external API. When testing, if an actual API is called, this will result in slow test performance. Although a single test may not seem that slow when run individually, the impact of using many API calls in tests will significantly […]

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Life at Resolver

AWS GameDay 2020

On 1st July, a team of Resolver developers made up of both Accord and Consumer members joined forces to compete in the AWS GameDay. The premise of the day is that it is our induction at a brand new start-up ‘Unicorn Rentals’, a fictitious company who dominate the Legendary Animal Rental Market (LARM) by providing […]

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Joining Resolver as a Junior Developer during Covid-19

I finished Makers, a software development bootcamp, on Friday 13th March (yes, the irony did resonate with me as I wrote that…!) Traditionally, on the last day of the course, students show off their final projects at Demo Day. However, as we were making the final touches to our projects, we were given the news […]