Adam is the managing director at aTech Media. A software developer & designer by trade specialising in Ruby & Rails - with over 130 open source repos. When not computer-ing, Adam enjoys a bit of baking, Formula 1 and playing FlightSim.

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Updating things live in the browser

Posted in August 2015 on the aTech Media blog

One of the things I am most proud and happy with in Coact so-far is the way that data updates made on the server are reflected in real time in the browser. For example, if someone renames a client

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A first look at Coact

Posted in July 2015 on the aTech Media blog

We've started work on the application and I'm really excited to be able to reveal the first look at the new interface for Coact. The screenshots you'll see below are part of the Client areas.

Memoization in Ruby

Posted in July 2015 on the aTech Media blog

Memoization is a technique employed in many languages which allows you to cache the results of slow or expensive operations and return the cached result whenever the method is subsequently...

Local gems for local apps

Posted in July 2015 on the aTech Media blog

If you’re a keen gem developer like myself and you regularly use them in your other applications, you may find it useful to know of this quick tip. It allows...

Using UUIDs

Posted in July 2015 on the aTech Media blog

Usually we just use incrementing integers as primary keys on our database objects however in Coact we're using UUIDs instead.

Improved Slack Notifications

Posted in July 2015 on the Viaduct blog

The Viaduct notification system provides you with a great way to ensure that you keep everyone in the loop when things happen on your Viaduct apps.

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Console Aliases

Posted in July 2015 on the Viaduct blog

If you're a keen user of the Viaduct console, you'll likely find that you usually open up a console and run the same command over and over again.


Posted in July 2015 on the aTech Media blog

A couple of weekends ago, I found myself needing some sort of application to manage the annual budget for aTech but manage my personal monthly budget. I tried to create...

Bandwidth Billing

Posted in May 2015 on the Viaduct blog

Until now, we haven't been billing anyone for bandwidth used by applications used on Viaduct although we have always planned to add this and advertised pricing for it on our...