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Synchronising assets between Rackspace and S3

By Box UK

Recently we had a requirement to move a bunch of files from a Rackspace CloudFiles container to an Amazon S3 bucket.

A REST API using pure Java

By Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan explains how he found a way to rapidly create a REST API using the Java-based Spark micro-framework.

Putting the spark back into Marks & Sparks

By Chris Bangs

As Marks and Spencer re-launches their website, Box UK's User Experience (UX) Consultant Chris Bangs takes a look at some of the site's key features.

Korma’s where clause

By Box UK

For the most part Korma provides a nice composable set of functions for building SQL queries. It gets tricky with where clauses, however.

S3 pre-signed URLs

By Box UK

Here at Box UK, many of our projects run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and we're always interested in how other people are using it.

Transparent SSH proxying

By Box UK

Need to proxy via intermediary servers to access your destination?

Tips for User Acceptance Testing

By Box UK

If you’re testing your digital products and services, make sure you do it right. Download our free white paper to learn how to conduct UAT like a pro.

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Bolts, from Parse

By Box UK

How does the new Bolts library from Parse help us build iOS and Android applications?

Re-use existing SSH connections

By Box UK

If you've already connected to a server using password authentication, why should you need to authenticate again if you find you need another shell?

Editing Markdown in Vim

By Box UK

GitHub has made Markdown an essential for pretty much any project.

S3 metadata minus the latency/costs

By Box UK

One of our CMS implementations is able to serve its assets from S3, but we have noticed that the time to look up asset metadata can be expensive.

NHS Hack Weekend: a review

By Sam Knight

Recently developers in Cardiff joined forces with medical professionals for #NHSHD. Here Sam Knight reveals how a team of Box UK coders did.

A pull request heard around the world

By Box UK

A response to a pull request from a Box UK developer had a huge impact online.

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