Create a Better Design System

9 Design System Traps to Avoid

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

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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Bitbar Mobile CI for Testing IOS and Android Applications

Using Bitbar CI for Cross Platform Mobile Testing

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

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

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

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

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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Promoting Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

Promoting New Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

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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Performance Remediation using New Relic and JMeter: To Fix Bad Performance, You Have To Profile

New Relic and JMeter Performance Remediation – Part 1

When everything is on fire, where should you throw the first bucket of water? To fix bad performance, you have to profile. Figuring out where to start can be overwhelming, especially when your system performs OK under normal daily loads but collapses when a traffic spike hits you. This is part 1 of 3 in…

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DevOps Wall Street Agile Transformations in Highly Regulated Industries

DevOps/WallStreet Recap: Agile Transformation

DevOps Wall Street, held Friday, March 3rd at LMHQ in Lower Manhattan, provided a wealth of knowledge, idea sharing, and camaraderie with some of the biggest names driving DevOps practices forward. Speakers from FINRA, Coinbase, GitHub, Modus Create and presented topics ranging from cultural transformation to how to measure progress by tracking deployments. Check out our recap of the event!

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