EmmaTech

Updates and shenanigans from Emma's Technology team

  • Giving back to the open source community

    Emma has a strong history of giving back to charity, donating volunteer time, money and loads of moral support to causes local, national, international and environmental. Within our development...

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  • Don’t fork, factor

    There comes a time in the lifecycle of any significant software project when developers will be tempted to fork the system into two different products. You might, for instance, find yourself with...

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  • A new platform for Emma

    We’ve been sharing details about our API for a while now here on Emma Tech, and we’re excited to announce that we’re ready to roll it out for customers. Read all about its release — and the new...

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  • Using IIFEs in JavaScript to control variable scope

    On a recent project, a few of us have been challenged to take our JavaScript skills to a new level. We’ve even learned a few new tricks from a group of outside developers that we’re working with...

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  • Making a match: Salesforce and Emma

    Salesforce is clearly a juggernaut. Businesses from the smallest retail bakery to Fortune 500 behemoths are using it to track customers, sales and a thousand other things. It’s long been a request...

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  • A sneak peek at an upcoming feature

    A sneak peek at an upcoming feature

    Re-structuring project teams As we prepare for a fall/winter release schedule that’s very ambitious, we’ve been trying something new on the technology team at Emma. Rather than working on one...

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  • Usability testing at Emma

    There’s a lot of talk these days about being a user experience designer — what it means, who does it, who doesn’t do it, how to break into the field. This kind of dialogue is illuminating at times...

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  • Adding webhooks to your application

    We’ve been working hard over the last few months to release a new version of Emma, one built on top of an entirely new platform that will help our customers get the most out of their subscription....

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  • Yay-PI!

    Last Wednesday, our new API officially entered private beta, swinging the doors open to early adopters. To prepare for the big day, we tech elves were busy getting the API to a state where, while...

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  • PyOhio was a blast

    With all the modern means of connecting people, I find that a little face time still goes a very long way. Software developers are often labeled as not being terribly social, but the giant secret...

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