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Python

Speeding up ETLHelper’s API transfers with asyncio

4 minute read

ETLHelper is a Python library developed at BGS for reading from and writing to databases. It makes it easy to run a SQL query and transform the results into JSON objects suitable for uploading to an HTTP API.

Moving window operations across arrays

3 minute read

Applying functions using moving windows are a common feature of geospatial data analysis and often exist “under the hood” of GIS software. If you’ve ever calculated a slope or aspect grid from a raster elevation datas...

Fork vs Spawn in Python Multiprocessing

9 minute read

I recently got stuck trying to plot multiple figures in parallel with Matplotlib. It took five hours to find a two-line fix to make it work. Afterwards I spent even more hours learning about multiprocessing in order t...

CentOS 7, Ansible and the end of Python 2

2 minute read

Python 2 vs 3 mismatches have been causing problems in our CentOS 7 server adminstration. We use Ansible for automatic configuration and continuous integration deployments. A few of our long-used jobs recently broke b...

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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design system

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css

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scss

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sass

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continuous-integration

CentOS 7, Ansible and the end of Python 2

2 minute read

Python 2 vs 3 mismatches have been causing problems in our CentOS 7 server adminstration. We use Ansible for automatic configuration and continuous integration deployments. A few of our long-used jobs recently broke b...

BGS contribution to Parse Server open-source platform

3 minute read

A number of BGS projects are using the open source Parse Server platform. Previously an MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse was closed in 2017 and subsequently open-sourced under ...

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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database

Speeding up ETLHelper’s API transfers with asyncio

4 minute read

ETLHelper is a Python library developed at BGS for reading from and writing to databases. It makes it easy to run a SQL query and transform the results into JSON objects suitable for uploading to an HTTP API.

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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GitHub

BGS contribution to Parse Server open-source platform

3 minute read

A number of BGS projects are using the open source Parse Server platform. Previously an MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse was closed in 2017 and subsequently open-sourced under ...

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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Docker

BGS contribution to Parse Server open-source platform

3 minute read

A number of BGS projects are using the open source Parse Server platform. Previously an MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse was closed in 2017 and subsequently open-sourced under ...

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R

Moving window operations across arrays

3 minute read

Applying functions using moving windows are a common feature of geospatial data analysis and often exist “under the hood” of GIS software. If you’ve ever calculated a slope or aspect grid from a raster elevation datas...

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Oracle

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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GitLab

Moving code into the open

6 minute read

We recently released our internally-developed etlhelper tool under an open source licence. This post is a reflection on the experience, explaining what we did and why and with advice for future projects. The take-home...

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server-side-rendering

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SSR

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Rendertron

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Puppeteer

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Middleware

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Shiny

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Statistics

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GraphQL

Experimenting with GraphQL

11 minute read

Some background, a development team within the BGS Informatics department were tasked with creating an API to expose sensor data (in this case sensor data from instrumentation placed within boreholes). The API to be p...

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API

Experimenting with GraphQL

11 minute read

Some background, a development team within the BGS Informatics department were tasked with creating an API to expose sensor data (in this case sensor data from instrumentation placed within boreholes). The API to be p...

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Java

Experimenting with GraphQL

11 minute read

Some background, a development team within the BGS Informatics department were tasked with creating an API to expose sensor data (in this case sensor data from instrumentation placed within boreholes). The API to be p...

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Parse-Server

BGS contribution to Parse Server open-source platform

3 minute read

A number of BGS projects are using the open source Parse Server platform. Previously an MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse was closed in 2017 and subsequently open-sourced under ...

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MBaaS

BGS contribution to Parse Server open-source platform

3 minute read

A number of BGS projects are using the open source Parse Server platform. Previously an MBaaS (mobile backend as a service) purchased by Facebook in 2013, Parse was closed in 2017 and subsequently open-sourced under ...

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ReStructuredText

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GitHub Pages

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Pandoc

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CentOS

CentOS 7, Ansible and the end of Python 2

2 minute read

Python 2 vs 3 mismatches have been causing problems in our CentOS 7 server adminstration. We use Ansible for automatic configuration and continuous integration deployments. A few of our long-used jobs recently broke b...

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Ansible

CentOS 7, Ansible and the end of Python 2

2 minute read

Python 2 vs 3 mismatches have been causing problems in our CentOS 7 server adminstration. We use Ansible for automatic configuration and continuous integration deployments. A few of our long-used jobs recently broke b...

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multiprocessing

Fork vs Spawn in Python Multiprocessing

9 minute read

I recently got stuck trying to plot multiple figures in parallel with Matplotlib. It took five hours to find a two-line fix to make it work. Afterwards I spent even more hours learning about multiprocessing in order t...

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parallel

Fork vs Spawn in Python Multiprocessing

9 minute read

I recently got stuck trying to plot multiple figures in parallel with Matplotlib. It took five hours to find a two-line fix to make it work. Afterwards I spent even more hours learning about multiprocessing in order t...

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Matplotlib

Fork vs Spawn in Python Multiprocessing

9 minute read

I recently got stuck trying to plot multiple figures in parallel with Matplotlib. It took five hours to find a two-line fix to make it work. Afterwards I spent even more hours learning about multiprocessing in order t...

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Data Analysis

Moving window operations across arrays

3 minute read

Applying functions using moving windows are a common feature of geospatial data analysis and often exist “under the hood” of GIS software. If you’ve ever calculated a slope or aspect grid from a raster elevation datas...

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Data Processing

Moving window operations across arrays

3 minute read

Applying functions using moving windows are a common feature of geospatial data analysis and often exist “under the hood” of GIS software. If you’ve ever calculated a slope or aspect grid from a raster elevation datas...

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Geospatial

Moving window operations across arrays

3 minute read

Applying functions using moving windows are a common feature of geospatial data analysis and often exist “under the hood” of GIS software. If you’ve ever calculated a slope or aspect grid from a raster elevation datas...

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personas

Personas in product design

1 minute read

Personas are representations of user groups whom we expect to use our products. They help to convey information about the users to the product team. Some products target just a single user group, but most will have mo...

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archetypes

Personas in product design

1 minute read

Personas are representations of user groups whom we expect to use our products. They help to convey information about the users to the product team. Some products target just a single user group, but most will have mo...

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UX

Personas in product design

1 minute read

Personas are representations of user groups whom we expect to use our products. They help to convey information about the users to the product team. Some products target just a single user group, but most will have mo...

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user-centered design

Personas in product design

1 minute read

Personas are representations of user groups whom we expect to use our products. They help to convey information about the users to the product team. Some products target just a single user group, but most will have mo...

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asyncio

Speeding up ETLHelper’s API transfers with asyncio

4 minute read

ETLHelper is a Python library developed at BGS for reading from and writing to databases. It makes it easy to run a SQL query and transform the results into JSON objects suitable for uploading to an HTTP API.

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etlhelper

Speeding up ETLHelper’s API transfers with asyncio

4 minute read

ETLHelper is a Python library developed at BGS for reading from and writing to databases. It makes it easy to run a SQL query and transform the results into JSON objects suitable for uploading to an HTTP API.

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Linked Data

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RDF

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SAST

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube

3 minute read

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube The use of static code analysis tools can help developers identify code quality issues and security vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle, and so helps in the ...

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security

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube

3 minute read

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube The use of static code analysis tools can help developers identify code quality issues and security vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle, and so helps in the ...

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SDLC

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube

3 minute read

Static Code Analysis with SonarQube The use of static code analysis tools can help developers identify code quality issues and security vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle, and so helps in the ...

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