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Rolling back AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) Deployments

What is ECS? AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a fast and popular way to orchestrate containerised applications in AWS’s cloud computing platform. ECS comes with autoscaling baked in and natively runs containers on AWS’s Fargate serverless compute engine. What makes ECS particularly nice to use is that it abstracts away much of the operations […]

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Upgrading to Rails 6.0

Introduction Whenever a Ruby on Rails developer hears the phrase “New Rails update!” they will no doubt experience a mixture of excitement and fear. It’s always very exciting to see the new tools that come with a new Rails version and all the new possibilities that go with it. But at the same time, you […]

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Creating a Gem in Ruby: a Jewelcrafting guide for Developers

What is a Gem? Gems are small chunks of code used to perform specific duties without interfering with, or becoming a direct part of our code. The code required for a gem will still be a part of our project’s ecosystem, but we will ultimately remove some overhead, and avoid unnecessary duplication by using a […]

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Using Awesomplete for auto-complete inputs

Awesomplete is a front-end autocomplete tool that compares a user’s input to a defined data list, and if it recognises the input will make suggestions for the user to choose from. We chose to use the Awesomplete tool in the Accord team while building the journey to enable users to create and submit their dispute. […]