Happiness as our culture

Image of happy faces to reflect remote working culture

Being a completely remote working team, our personal lives here at Carousel Apps have become entwined with those of our work life. In fact, I’d go so far as to say they are no longer separate entities, but rather each involves the other to form…well, life as a whole. Personally, as I recently explained in a Remotive article, remote work …

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Using Brakeman

One of the tools I learned about at Ekoparty was Brakeman, an open-source vulnerability scanner which does static analysis of Ruby on Rails applications’ code to find security issues. It’s a gem, so installing it is straightforward:

jar-copier version 0.3.0 released

We just released a new version of jar-copier, 0.3.0, that includes: Better reporting of misconfiguration. Thoroughly testing misconfiguration reporting. Added the possibility to manually specify the jars (not java-agents). The main change is the last item, which was planned but now it became clear that some people actually wanted it.

Highlights of the Ekoparty training Security for web developers

At Ekoparty, during the pre-conference days I took the training Security for web developers by Andrés Riancho. The course was structured following the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities. For each one, the vulnerability was presented, attack vectors shown and a real running example was presented. We attacked it with a tool or by hand and then saw countermeasures. I summarize here the highlights …

Pablo at Clojure eXchange, London 2015

Our very own Pablo will be presenting at the Clojure eXchange conference on December 3rd, 2015. His talk is titled What is a Macro. The description of the talk is: Or what makes Lisp, and Clojure, more powerful than other languages. This is an introductory presentation about macros, explaining how to write them, and why they are so much more …

An Accidental Path to Remote Working

Photo of a path symbolising path to remote working

We were never meant to be a remote working team. There was no grand plan to have colleagues spread around the world in incredible cities, but like many great things in life, Carousel App’s path was naturally formed and our feet trod in the direction of remote work. Now, with the team tuning in from Barcelona, Belgrade, Bali and beyond, …

Ekoparty 2015 summary

This October the Ekoparty 2015 security conference took place in Buenos Aires. I’ve been hearing about this event for years, and this time, thanks to the support of Carousel Apps, I decided to participate. The event had two main parts: training (2 days) and conference/talks (the next 3 days). I registered for one of the training courses (Security for web developers by Andrés …

Announcing Ninja Tools

These days we use tens if not hundreds of web apps for running our businesses: Email: Google Apps for Work, Outlook. Project Management: Trello, Basecamp, Asana. Issue Tracking: Jira, FogBugz, GitHub. Chat: Flowdock, Slack, Hipchat, Speak. Source code hosting: GitHub, Kiln, BitBucket. Error Reporting: Yeller, Bugsnag, Airbrake, Rollbar and a million others. When it comes to choosing a new app, …

to-jdbc-uri 0.4.1 released

We just released a new version of to-jdbc-uri, 0.4.1. A very important change in this one is that we are consolidating all our libraries into the com.carouselapps group ID, so you need to switch from including it like this:

to including it like this:

Aside from that, this release supports RedHat OpenShift style of URL that use the …