From Ember to Elixir

For the past year or so, I’ve been working on some interesting features in a bunch of different Ember apps at Wombat, but recently I’ve had the opportunity to learn a new language and help support our backend team on our Elixir API.

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Consumer Driven Contracts

In the past I have written about what a microservice architecture looks like and some of the tradeoffs that come with it. One of the biggest gains this architecture brings you is the ability for many people to be working on different projects at the same time. Inevitably the services you are writing will be used or you may need to consume someone else’s API to get your work done.

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UX Design & Uncertainty

When we talk about how to design something for a given user experience we are usually discussing the trade offs between a feature request, and the best solutions we can bring to address it. This solution however comes with varying degrees of uncertainty behind how much we actually understand the user’s needs. As discussed in my previous need validation blog post, this can be a lot more deceptive than it originally sounds to get right.

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