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My summer internship at Sandtable

Over the course of this summer I spent 11 weeks as a Software Engineer intern at Sandtable. I had a wonderful time here and learned a lot from some very knowledgeable and friendly Engineers. We worked with Trello, which I am very fond of, to organize our tasks and had daily morning chats about what everyone …
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etcd3 leader election using Python

For a recent Sandtable hackathon, we built a prototype of a highly-available cluster (master-worker) framework. We decided to use etcd3 to store master state, for leader election, and implement a presence protocol. Etcd, developed by CoreOS, is a distributed, reliable key-value store written in Golang that implements the Raft consensus protocol. For leader election, we …
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Using SSL with gRPC in Python

We have recently started using gRPC at Sandtable and we really like it. gRPC is an HTTP/2 based open-source RPC framework released by Google in 2015. It uses Google's Protocol Buffers as the interface definition language and data serialisation format. gRPC can be used from a number of different languages, for example, C++, Python, and Golang, to name …
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QCON London 2017

We were excited to attend for the second time QCON London (you can find our review from the past year here: day 1, day 2 and day 3). QCON is a conference running for 3 days targeting CTOs, Software Team Leaders, Architects and Senior Software Engineers, with a focus on emerging technologies. The talks are divided into tracks …
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My summer internship at Sandtable

Close to handing over the projects I’ve worked on during my short stint as a software engineer intern at Sandtable, I find this is a good opportunity to reflect about my experience working here. I was brought in to explore solutions for some inconveniences in the development process, and thanks to the support of my …
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QCon London 2016 – Day 3 & Learnings

In this blog, the final in the series about QCon London 2016, we'll give an overview of the talks we attended and end with a list of some of the things we learned from the conference. The theme for the third and final day of QCon was, on the whole, microservices. The final day's tracks included …
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