Software Engineering Blog

We are OICR's passionate team of software engineers, infrastructure specialists and bioinformaticians building tools to empower researchers in their endeavours to elucidate cancer. This blog allows us to share information about or cutting-edge technology, groundbreaking tools and upcoming events.
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Mar. 23, 2017

Migrating instances within the cloud

How migrating instances within the cloud can improve user experience and make your life easier

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Mar. 7, 2017

Create a mobile app with Laravel PHP Framework

An easy way to create a mobile app from an existing Laravel application

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Mar. 3, 2017

Distributed Ledgers, Blockchains and Smart Contracts

An introduction into the ideas, technologies, and use cases of distributed ledgers, blockchains and smart contracts.

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Feb. 16, 2017

JS + Physical World

Javascript has been around for a while but in the past couple of years it has gained a lot of attention. Its about time we start using it for purposes other then web development. This article aims to demonstrate what can be achieved in the physical world by using Javascript. It will also point you in the direction of various tools, libraries, frameworks, devices and tutorials that can help you get started.

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Feb. 13, 2017

JSON: Like a Boss - Introduction to ./jq

Bob Tiernay explores the fascinating world of jq, "the JSON Processor”. Starting with a motivation, he then covers the language, provides helpful tips, showcases a real world example, cautions some things to avoid and finishes with a discussion of the ecosystem.

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