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Infrastructure as Code: Imperative vs Declarative

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There are many good articles available that discuss in depth the difference between imperative and declarative style programming. Here I'm going to take a look at a very narrow subset of this debate, that of Infrastructure as Code, (Iac), and hopefully show of…

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Best climate data visualisations

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Subjective list of the best climate data JavaScript visualisations "Mapped: How every part of the world has warmed – and could continue to warm" by CarbonBrief https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-every-part-of-the-world-has-warmed-and-could-contin…

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We Love Open Source

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Here at Ovo, we're big fans of Open Source - check out our Github! Many developers will use hundreds of open-source projects in their own code throughout their career, and a good portion of those will give something back. The Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Surv…

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Keeping Deployments Simple

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SRE Meetup 5th December 2018 I gave a talk at the last Bristol SRE meetup earlier this month which this time was held at OVO's Bristol office. The theme I presented on was the importance of simplicity. In particular I wanted to look closely at deployment tooli…

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We’ve started running (design) critiques here at OVO

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Why critiques and some thoughts on improving our process. I'm Todd, a UX Designer here at OVO and I've been involved in organising and running critiques (crits) within the UX team over the past few months. No-one in the UX team had much experience with crits s…