Last week, AddThis and Oracle Data Cloud had the opportunity to host the June 2019 meetup of Women Who Code DC. During the meetup, Jenny Ching, one of our software engineers, gave us an informative presentation on “Enterprise Solutions for Scraping the Internet.”Continue reading
One of the things I love most about being a Product Manager is the opportunity and responsibility to keep tabs on industry news and developments. Having a good grasp of the digital publishing landscape – from emerging trends to competitive research – is critical to our ability to serve users well. When you’re in the sharing game, there are few better places to get a pulse on the industry than at Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, f8. And so, to f8 AddThis went.
In olden times, when mobile apps wanted to show web content, they would open the URL in the default browser. This caused the browser to become the active application, and depending on the platform, may have also required the user to perform more than just a single tap to return to the previous app. Continue reading
In a previous post, we talked about building Swift and Objective-C frameworks. Now we’ll tackle troubleshooting your framework integrations, specifically, manually managed dependencies. One thing to note is that if you are using a package manager for your integrations, then these techniques may not be helpful for you.
At AddThis we believe that we have the best geeks on the planet, and it’s our duty to share their knowledge and passion with the world. From time to time we hand the reins over to one of our teammates in a series we call, Talk Nerdy to Me.
Principal Software Engineer Otto Barnes is here to explain how to use containers to more efficiently run Cassandra on OSX. Take it away, Otto.
At AddThis we have the best geeks on the planet, and it’s our duty to share their knowledge and passion with the world. From time to time we hand the reins over to one of our teammates in a series we call, Talk Nerdy to Me.
Principal Software Engineer Kirk Elliott’s first post, 7 Things to Consider When Making iOS and Android Apps with Cordova or PhoneGap, got a lot of love, so we’re excited to have him back. Kirk enjoys DJing in the Baltimore Club Music scene, tidy code frameworks, and definitely being called Cappin’ Kirk by his co-workers.
At AddThis, we’re always striving to deliver top-quality web tools. Our tools should not only look great and function across all platforms, but they should do so with as small an impact as possible on the load times of your website.
We are pleased to announce that we have open-sourced two additional AddThis libraries. Cronus is a lightweight cron Java library. Hermes is a programmable page speed measurement tool. The libraries have been released under the Apache License 2.0.
Cronus accepts Vixie Cron syntax and schedules actions for execution. The cronus implementation is relatively small at under 5,000 lines of code. Much of its functionality relies on the excellent JSR 310 library in Java 8 to perform date/time calculations.
At AddThis, we believe our team is our most valuable resource. Building the best team we can is something we care a lot about. Traditionally, years of experience has been the go-to metric for hiring managers and recruiters to filter potential candidates. At AddThis, we take a different route.
Yesterday, Amazon Machine Learning was announced on the AWS Official Blog. It’s great to see more tools developed to improve the data science workflow. It’s enabling the Web to be much more personalized. Nvidia is doing it with DIGITS and Matlab has a toolbox too. The growth of tools supporting data science makes personalization better, more accessible to companies, and easier to scale. The better the tools, the better we can do on the job. But – as always – we need to keep the whole picture in mind and watch the trade offs.