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· 5 min read
Daniela Knöpfle
As many around the world, we decided to shift to work remotely for the next couple of weeks. In the following we would like to share our approach and experiences we made in the first couple of days.

· 11 min read
Malte Rohde

Programmatically generating PDF documents is a common requirement in many of our client projects at Bitcrowd. While in Ruby there is a multitude of battle-proven libraries to choose from, the PDF library landscape in the Elixir/Erlang ecosystem is just beginning to evolve. Today, we introduce ChromicPDF, a fast and convenient Chrome-based HTML-to-PDF converter, written in Elixir.

· 2 min read
Paul Meinhardt
This blog post is the first in a series detailing our work on SSH support for Elixir and Erlang/OTP.

· 13 min read

Code reviews are essential for software development in teams. They’re useful to share domain knowledge and best practices within the team, ensure consistent code quality, and lower the number of defects in the software. Reviewing code is hard though.

· 10 min read
In recent years, type systems in JavaScript have also reached the react community. So, with an exciting client on a new codebase and a limited scope, we took the plunge.

· 3 min read
In frontend projects with a redux store, all requests need to be authenticated. But how do you put the token into the store, but still have it in the API module?

· 8 min read
Philipp Tessenow

When debugging (or during security audits) it may be handy to know which data exactly is encoded in a session cookie. This is especially important because authentication frameworks like guardian store authentication secrets in sessions and we need to know they are stored securely. For the Phoenix web framework session cookies are encoded in a special format. In this post we follow Phoenix’ cookie storage implementation to find out how sessions are encoded.