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9 Design System Traps to Avoid

June 12, 2018

Design systems are a trending topic these days. A quick glance at Alex Pate’s awesome design systems repo shows that both big name companies and small start ups are wading into the design system waters. At Modus, we’ve helped several clients build out their design systems. Design systems are still relatively new, so we have…

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Redirects Requests to a Domain with AWS Lambda

Redirect Requests To A Domain With AWS Lambda

April 20, 2018

Lambda is a serverless computing platform that allowscoding in C# (.NET Core), Go, Java, Node.Js, and Python. It can handle domain redirects, too!

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Using Bitbar CI for Cross Platform Mobile Testing

March 23, 2018

Bitbar Continuous Integration is a SaaS product for mobile testing on iOS and Android platforms. This post will guide you through a typical server-side iOS set up for a test run of two of the most popular frameworks for JavaScript (ECMAScript 6): Jasmine and Cucumber. Both will use Appium and Protractor as proxies between the…

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Docker For Developers

Docker For Developers

February 12, 2018

I recently inherited an existing project that hadn’t been actively worked on for quite some time. When I looked at the instructions for how to set up the project on my Mac, it struck me how much dependent software I’d have to install in my desktop environment, and how much of that is software I…

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Introduction to Amazon DeepLens

An Introduction to Amazon DeepLens

February 2, 2018

DeepLens is an IoT (Internet of Things) and Machine Learning (ML) device that allows engineers to leverage AWS platforms for image recognition applications.

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Securing Jenkins on Mac OS X with Let's Encrypt

Securing Jenkins on Mac OS X with Let’s Encrypt

October 19, 2017

When using Jenkins to build iOS applications on Mac OS X, it’s very important to ensure the server is secure – both protected from unauthorized access, and having communications secured by SSL . When the server is not secure, confidential information can be exposed to the world via unencrypted HTTP. That is risky because anyone…

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How To Fix Overflow Issues in CSS Flex Layouts

How to Fix Overflow Issues in CSS Flex Layouts

September 15, 2017

I recently ran into an odd overflow problem in Firefox, Safari and Edge. I had a simple flex column layout that needed to scroll on overflow. It looked great on Chrome of course, but wouldn’t overflow on other browsers. The content would just expand to its full height and blow out the layout. Chrome Firefox…

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Video: Establishing a Security First Mindset with GitHub

[Video] Establishing a Security First Mindset

May 31, 2017

Lee Faus, Senior Solutions Architect at GitHub, followed keynote Marty Coburn, and spoke to how GitHub has mastered some highly effective ways to set up workflows for productivity and security. He also will show how you can use the GitHub to establish audit trails and give people appropriate access to the tools they need. Lee…

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Video Agile Culture Shift in the Financial Industry

[Video] Agile Culture Shift in the Financial Industry

May 12, 2017

Ever wonder how large, highly regulated industries decide to make large changes to processes? Devops Wall Street, held in Lower Manhattan, featured speakers from FINRA, Coinbase, GitHub, Modus Create, and Waffle.io who presented topics ranging from cultural transformation to how to measure progress by tracking deployments. Executive Consultant and former FINRA CTO Marty Colburn kicked…

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Promoting Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

Promoting New Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

April 17, 2017

Here at Modus Create, we’re avid users of Slack as a team collaboration tool and have been working on ways to use it more as we go about our daily business. We also maintain a regularly updated company blog. Recently, we decided that it would be a fun learning exercise to combine these things and…

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