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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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Granting time-limited access to assets in S3 using CloudFront

There was a time when asset storage was one of the problems facing web app developers – maybe you stored assets on the web server (easy if you only have one, more difficult if you need to sync them up between multiple servers), or maybe you had a shared disk mounted using NFS. In any […]

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Making a Maker: a day in the life of a coding bootcamp student

A day at Makers was a lot like going to a theme park with your pals: The eager excitement of waking up and getting ready. Meeting your friends for breakfast, fueling up on coffee, and making all the best-laid plans for what is about to come. Enjoying all the sights and sounds of wonderment and […]

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How to redirect an apex domain to www using CloudFront and S3

A common issue for developers and operations staff when it comes to domain names is whether to choose the apex domain (e.g. example.com) or the www subdomain (e.g. www.example.com) as their primary domain, and then how to redirect one to the other. Choosing to use www over the apex At Resolver, we use AWS for […]

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Hiring during a pandemic

Remote working isn’t a new thing for developers; at Resolver we were already doing it regularly. Our meetings were remote-friendly, if not fully remote, and Slack would keep us all constantly connected. So when we went into lockdown in March, the transition to home-working was perhaps easier for our team than for others. But when […]

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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 […]

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A peek into the world of Resolver Engineering

Welcome to the blog for the Resolver Engineering team. We spend our time building and maintaining the applications that power Resolver.co.uk as well as both SaaS and bespoke products for regulators, ombudsmen and alternative dispute resolution providers. Over the course of building these products, we have developed our ways of working, found tips and tricks […]