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Mobile Development: An Unexpected Journey to VIPER - Part 2

The Meltwater Mobile application development team was formed in 2014 and has grown from 3 to 18 members. We build native apps for both iOS and Android platforms. Usage of the native apps has grown in sync with the growth of the team size.

In part 1 of this series we discussed what went into my team’s decision to move to VIPER as our app development architecture. In the second part of this series we will share our experience and provide some lessons learned. Hopefully reading about our experience will make your move a little bit easier.

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Easily Add Examples to your Node.js Projects with Examplr

Examplr is a lightweight tool for adding examples to your Node.js project. With Examplr, you write the smallest amount of code possible to demonstrate the critical elements of your module: the configuration, the input, and the output.

In this post Evan, the main contributor to Examplr, guides you though adding your first example, advocates why examples are awesome for any project, and shares a real use case often encountered by his team.

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Mobile Development: An Unexpected Journey to VIPER - Part 1

The Meltwater Mobile application development team was formed in 2014 and has grown from 3 to 18 members. We build native apps for both iOS and Android platforms. Usage of the native apps has grown in sync with the growth of the team size.

In this post we want to share how we have reinvented and refocused the way we build our native apps by adopting VIPER as our foundation. Part 1 of this two part series discusses how we arrived at VIPER as our underlying architecture and why it turned out to be the right choice for us. The journey to VIPER was not easy, nor was it one we wanted to take, but now that we have crossed over the chasm of fear we are on a solid path to future success.

If your team is considering moving to VIPER you might just be convinced to “go for it” by reading our story.

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Highlights from Lonestar ElixirConf 2018

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This year’s winter in Berlin has been going on for far too long. Fortunately I managed to escape to Texas, USA for a few days to speak at and attend Lonstar ElixirConf 2018.

When I wasn’t eating BBQ and remembering what the sun looked like, I saw some great talks and met some amazing people. It was an excellent conference and a great showcase of the talented and vibrant Elixir community.

I’ve put together a short outline of the talks from the two days, along with my top five talks from the conference.

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Volunteering for a Good Cause at Meltwater Bangalore

The Meltwater Bangalore team recently dedicated time to help out underprivileged kids in their local community. They collected donations in their office, and went to the Ashanilaya Orphanage in their neighborhood to spend time with the kids.

In this post Rupen Paul, who was part of this event, shares his personal account of how the team came up with the event, how they collected donations, and the experience they had when visiting the orphanage.