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Implementing an event-driven HTTP server with Scala Native

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Scala Native allows you to compile your Scala code to a native executable using LLVM. This is good for two reasons: Because your code is compiled instead of running on the JVM, it can run more quickly, depending on your use case. In particular it means your ap…

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How virtual MFA tokens work

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Almost every day I open Authy on my phone and provide a one-time MFA (multi-factor authentication) token in order to login to AWS. I also use MFA for a number of different sites including Google, GitHub, Slack, Dropbox and Twitter. If you are not using MFA to…

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Showcase Driven Development

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This post was written by David Smith, an agile coach at OVO The Showcase A couple of weeks ago my dad was visiting us and as a proud grandparent, he was keen to go and see his grandson play tag rugby. The Sunday morning in question happened to coincide with a…

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Cheating at Where's Wally with a convolutional neural network

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Hello and welcome to the OVO Tech Blog advent calendar! If all goes according to plan we'll be blogging every day until Christmas, with each entry written by a different member of the OVO team. Stay tuned for exciting posts about technology, UI/UX, data scienc…