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Lightweight Tests for your Nginx API Gateway

An API Gateway is a design pattern often used in microservice architecture to provide a single access point to the underlying system. While building the Meltwater API, we have frequently used this design pattern.

In this article we explain why we have found it crucial to have meaningful tests for our API gateway. We also show you our test setup, and how you can use this approach yourself. You should continue reading if you need a simple yet effective way to verify the basic correctness of your API gateway.

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Angular Summit 2017 - Boston

Last month, Meltwater gave me the opportunity to attend the Angular Summit in Boston. I jumped at the chance to travel into the city and learn about the latest iteration of Angular.

Today I’d like to share my key takeaways from the event. You will get the most out of this post if you plan to start a new Angular app or to apply modern practices to your legacy apps.

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Accelerated Assimilation - Onboarding a new team member

In this post we will look at how we at Meltwater speed up the onboarding of new Meltwarriors by assimilating them into the team and company culture, using these four simple tools.

Meet Hannah. Tomorrow is her first day on her new job at Meltwater. She is a little anxious over fitting in with the people, but really excited about her new job. She wants to prove herself and be a productive member of the team. A million thoughts are running through her mind: Should she bring her own lunch or will they go out to eat? What will happen during the first day?