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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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Build An App To Track Santa With Flutter

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At Kaluza we've used Flutter to experiment with building a native app this year. This article will demonstrate how to build an app with Flutter that will be able to add to the festive fun by tracking Santa! *Note: the Santa Tracker Google API only works on the…

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'Help I've broken it again' and other stories from my Year In Industry so far

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My intention with this blog post is to take my experiences over the past year and turn them into some actionable advice for applying to and starting a Year in Industry placement anywhere, but particularly at OVO.…

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#122: Exploring Terraform through a Github issue

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Terraform removes the ACL giving access to an object in a GCP bucket when the contents of the object is updated. I decided to find out why.…

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2020 in deployments

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Ah, Christmas. A time for reflection, togetherness (sort of) and, for me, the sudden realisation that once again for some reason I said I'd write a blog post for the OVO advent calendar.…

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Tribes & tribulations: lessons learnt from 6 and a bit years a software engineer

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When I put together the title for this article, in my head it was going to be a five year retrospective- a nice clean career milestone. Strangely when I cross referenced my LinkedIn profile, it’s in fact been six and a half years (time does fly). Though this…

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Levelling up in Pure Functional Programming

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It's a common journey, especially here at OVO. We get a taste of pure functional programming and fall in love. However, we struggle to apply our extensive knowledge of imperative paradigms and it's slow and frustrating to gain understanding. I'm on this journe…