Prevalence of Mobile Technology and Adapting to the Industry with React Native

Having your mobile phone on you has become almost a daily necessity. Yesterday, I was driving and while I was looking at my dwindling battery life, I considered what I could do if I didn’t have my phone. Well, since I had my car… I could drive home.. But that’s about it. I couldn’t get ahold of any of my family or friends without being able to call them. I wouldn’t be able to find out the best traffic route,...

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Migrate Your Rails App from Heroku to AWS Lambda

Using The New ActiveRecord Aurora Serverless Adapter Need a More Robust Rails on Lambda Database Solution? AWS recently announced RDS Proxy (Preview). Stay tuned to this blog or @CustomInkTech on Twitter for my next post on using Lamby with RDS Proxy. Are you someone with a pet Rails project running on a Free, Hobby, or Professional Heroku plan? Perhaps your company or freelance gig has a valuable, but infrequently used, Rails application? Such applications make great candidates for both AWS...

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NationJS

This previous week I had the privilege of attending the Nation Frontrunner’s React JavaScript conference (http://nationjs.com/main). This is a ReactJS and Javascript web stack conference and one of the bigger events of this type in the Mid-Atlantic region. Custom Ink served as one of the three main sponsors to the event and were graciously given extra tickets for employees to attend and gain important knowledge in this field of technology. This year’s event was held in Washington DC at the...

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Rebase into Ops Engineering

Changing careers can be exciting and intimidating at the same time, especially when you are learning a new skill set. This is a brief introduction around my journey from Sales Representative at Custom Ink to Operations Engineer and the resources I used to transition into Ops Engineering.

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Company culture around the globe

Something that isn't always visible in a company that has offices across the globe, is the culture that lives in each office.

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Tapping into Logs

In today’s world of cloud-hosted service-oriented architectures, infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. Companies need a way to tell the full story of how their systems are behaving.

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What Happens When Engineers Participate in a Halloween Costume Contest

When the weather cools down, Custom Ink rings in fall with donuts, cider and... an office wide Halloween costume contest. Our Tech Platform team definitely doesn't take this opportunity for creativity and competition lightly! In the spirit of Halloween, here's a look back on some of the best group costumes our group has put together: Command Center IRL Somewhere in Never Land Where is Mario's Luigi? You... are... a... toy! 2018 group - spot the Inker! Saving the best for...

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