Coffee for the masses

March 16, 2009 | by Geoff
For such a small and innocuous bean, coffee is one of those things that has the potential to strike a chord with so many varying personality types from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. At 2Paths, we have our very own espresso machine which has allowed those of us with a penchant for coffee to [...]
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Unix shell grab bag

March 6, 2009 | by Tim
Largely for my own reference, here are some Unix shell tricks that have come up lately. If you’re using Linux, Mac OS X, or other Unix-like systems, these might be handy. Redirecting output When a process starts, it opens three file descriptors: file descriptor 0 for standard input (STDIN), file descriptor 1 for standard output (STDOUT), and [...]
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Scalability – proxying heavyweight webapps

February 23, 2009 | by Geoff
We recently had a tech talk about scalability as it pertains to developing web applications. Many best practises were discussed including load balancing, clustering, highly-available databases, eventually consistent application designs. In most web applications, the proportion of dynamic requests (application logic) to static requests (images, javascript, css, html, flash) is usually quite low. As a result, [...]
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Welcome to Dave Koo, Another Talented Software Engineer, to 2Paths!

February 18, 2009 | by Judi
We are really excited this week to welcome a new contractor to our team, Mister Dave Koo.  Dave has many claims to fame, including co-founding  2 software companies in Vancouver, both of which have since been acquired.  He is a seasoned software industry dude with both business acumen and engineering skills.  His LinkedIn profile says [...]
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2Paths Hits the Slopes

February 18, 2009 | by Gary
On January 27, our office became the slippery slopes of Cypress Mountain, (one of the jewels in Vancouver’s spectacular mountainous crowning backdrop), as we set out on one of our regular team events. After 3 weeks of little-to-no snowfall and subsequent deteriorating conditions, the white fluffy stuff began to fall in the wee hours of [...]
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