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How we handle server side rendering with our AngularJS app

Sat, May 24, 2014
Disclaimer: That might be a bold title for the technique described in this post. We hope you don’t hate us by the end of the post ;-) What do we need server side rendering for? Let’s take a look at how ninya.io handled shared queries until today. What is a shared query anyway? http://www.ninya.io/?q=location:%20Berlin%20answers:%20javascript,%20git ninya.io let’s you share queries with a simple query parameter syntax. There’s a twitter share button on top the results that produces such a link to make things easy.

service outage: what happened

Sun, May 18, 2014
On 2014-05-17 we received an automated email from our elasticsearch provider found.no who informed us that our elasticsearch instance ran out of memory and was restarted. Unfortunately this email did not directly rang the alarm sirens on our end as we had this a couple of times before without causing any inconvenience. We noticed the service was unavailable soon. We were able to quickly narrow it down to our elasticsearch index being corrupted.

ninya.io combines data from StackOverflow and ServerFault

Mon, May 12, 2014
We’ve been hard at work here to get a new exciting feature done. ninya.io is all about making interesting people in tech more discoverable. ninya.io let’s you search for skilled tech people based on locations and skills. So far, the only data source we hooked up to was StackOverflow. We are pleased to announce that from now on you’ll start seeing mixed result sets with users from ServerFault also being considered for your search requests.

Welcome our new blog

Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Welcome everybody! Gone are the days that I have to abuse my private blog for ninya.io related stuff. This blog was setup in a couple of minutes with HUGO. Go check it out. It’s easy as hell. Stay tuned.