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Wimdu For Communities

In May 2014, Wimdu moved to a brand new office next to Voltastraße 5. The much bigger working space with a beautiful interior and great view across the whole of Berlin helps to boost ours & our visitors creativity. The Berlin office offers two big open-spaces and quite a few unique meeting rooms. Thanks to […]

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Simple React components generator with BEM flavour

TL;DR: We implemented a library dumb-bem which helps you use BEM in React components. Intro There are two buzzwords in the front-end world. You’ve probably heard about both of them: BEM and React. BEM is a methodology, that provides you with simple naming convention, and React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Combining […]

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Starting with microservices

At Wimdu we are working hard to move to a microservice architecture. As one of the first projects in our efforts, we started to integrate some parts of our main application’s data with a 3rd party service. It looked like an ideal project, as it helped us easily achieve the two main technical targets we […]

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New Challenges Ahead

Let me quickly introduce myself: my name is Michael. I joined Wimdu as an Engineering Manager a few months ago, and stepped up as CTO in March (more on me on LinkedIn). I would like to take a moment to highlight some of the great things that are happening at Wimdu at the moment. Our […]

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AutoLayout: Man Hates What He Does Not Know

As you probably know, there are many articles that deal with AutoLayout. This wonderful tool from Apple solves the problem of developing for multiple screen sizes. It can be our best friend or our worst nightmare, depending on how much we know about it. In this article we assume a basic knowledge of AutoLayout. This […]

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Testing Wimdu with Frank

A long, long time ago… we started to work on an iPhone app for the merchants of Wimdu (= our hosts). We want to provide them with a handy tool to manage all their bookings. We call it our “host app”. While the project comes to the final stages of development we started to think […]

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Learning about JavaScript through CoffeeScript

I had been working with JavaScript for quite some time, before we decided to use CoffeeScript at Wimdu. Back then I only had a rough idea of this ‘little language’ that compiles to JavaScript. So I was neither totally in favor of nor really against it. I’ve started to enjoy quite a few things about […]

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It’s a markgraf… it’s a landgraf… it’s GeoGraf!

Yes, it’s GeoGraf! Strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities to tell whether it’s Germany or Brazil that’s on the coast of Baltic Sea! …ok, I think I got carried away. The problem Anyway, here at Wimdu we were tasked with the following problem: we had a vast amount […]

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Performance optimization with pry-debugger

Last week at Wimdu was a lot of fun. We set out to optimize the search results page, as it’s the main entry point for our visitors and it accounts for quite a big part of the overall user experience. So I teamed up with Jason, Cainã and Christian and spent the whole week on […]

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Linepipe: processing your data one step at a time

Processing collections in Ruby is something we do almost every day. We take an array of elements, map it, sort it, filter it and turn it into a Hash or whatnot. The Enumerable interface is second nature to every seasoned Ruby developer. What does this fluent interface look like? Let’s put a supermarket shelf as […]

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