Beware of redirects with Ruby’s net/http
Photo by Maik Jonietz on Unsplash Earlier last week, we learned that Ruby’s built-in net/http library contains a fundamental limitation — net/http does not automatically handle redirect status codes (3xx). As part of a feature sprint for a client, we had been tackling some functionality around PDFs issued by their system using wicked_pdf, […]
The Curve is chosen as Arithmagicians technical delivery partner
The Curve is pleased to announce that it will be the tech delivery partner for a new “Tech for Good” online mathematics platform which will help to improve pupils’ skills, confidence and ability in arithmetic skills. Ebrahim Tafti received an award of £25,000 as well as support from Let Teachers […]
Why Pull Requests Alone Won’t Give you a Good Code Review Culture
In the quest to promote a culture and ethos of excellence and quality within the dev team at The Curve, it goes without saying that we should have a set of coding standards and best practices under which we operate. Not process for process sake, but a set of guidelines […]
Don’t Just Focus on Technical Skills…Stay Swaggy with Your Soft Skills!
At The Curve, we receive a lot of CV’s from hopeful applicants seeking opportunities to join our team. These inbound and often speculative queries range from students and grads seeking summer internships through to very experienced technical professionals who’d love to join us on a permanent basis. We take each […]
Raising awareness & fundraising for Cavendish Cancer Care by completing the Leeds Half Marathon.
Cavendish Cancer Care is a Sheffield based charity that provides support to local families affected by cancer. They give those affected and their families the chance to talk in confidence and offer complementary therapies to help alleviate both the emotional strain of cancer, and the physical side effects of the […]
How two interns became valued team members after they struggled to find placements within Sheffield’s technology community.
Last summer The Curve was fortunate to work with two amazing interns who were looking to gain real-world experience in the software industry whilst planning their next steps to University. Although we weren’t actively seeking to bring interns into the business, the decision to do so has resulted in a […]
The Curve to deliver Ethical Social Group’s straight-talking dating app: Fluttr
Ethical Social Group (ESG), a tech company with a mission to rebuild social platforms for good, has appointed The Curve as one of their Technology Delivery Partners. The Macclesfield-based group was established in 2019, and aims to deliver a suite of next-generation social applications that place member privacy, security, fun […]
What does it mean when we say “Tech for Good”?
The phrase ‘tech for good’ has become commonplace in recent years, and even more so following the past 18 months when so much of the world has relied heavily on digital solutions to tackle the problems presented by the pandemic. But what does it really mean? According to Dan Sutch, […]
Securing your cloud with a Bastion host
Using a Bastion or gateway host can be one of the quickest security measures that you can use to reduce the attach surface of resources running within your cloud environment. The idea of a Bastion host is fairly simple. A Bastion host is used to allow operational or internal access […]
Production Arduino Binary Builds with GitHub Actions
Setting up an Arduino build process, with multiple targets/configurations using GitHub Actions for stable and reproducible builds.