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Technology is at the heart of everything we do here. Delve into the digital minds of TotallyMoney.com’s developers.

Hey, good lookin’, what ya got cookin’?

At TotallyMoney, we face a set of challenges that I am certain are not unique to our company. Data is not easily accessible to everyone because our data infrastructure is complex, which means that complex queries have to be written even for the simplest of analyses.  Because most people do not have the technical skills…

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How We Built a Free Credit Report

We recently launched our new free credit report on TotallyMoney and we had to do it in a fairly short time with a small team.  To be fair, small, focused teams is the way we prefer to work but it does mean we have to make careful choices about tools and technology in order to…

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The Building Behind Building a Fairer Consumer Credit Market

TotallyMoney’s mission has always been to help customers get a better deal from the credit industry and to build a fairer credit market for consumers.  Once the idea to provide our customers with a free credit report was born and then, after all the negotiations, planning and designing were finalised, the task of building it came…

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Sittin’ On the Docker of the API

Continuing the theme of Microsoft’s recent endeavours to move their entire development stack towards a platform agnostic, more Open Source world, I thought I’d share some of the adventures I’ve had along this bleeding edge of development. Here at TotallyMoney.com, we are happy to have been early adopters of .Net Core, using it to power…

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Coffee shop UX – a cup of feedback to go

So, guerrilla user testing. Sure, we’ve all heard people say: “Just go to Starbucks and offer people coffee in exchange for testing your app”, but to me that raises a whole bunch of questions: What kind of testing can you get out of bothering people? How can you know they are the right type of…

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Cleaning up Docker images on Jenkins build machines

We use Jenkins to build production-ready Docker images here at TotallyMoney. The setup works really well, but we encounter regular problems with high disk usage from Docker. This is primarily because old, untagged images aren’t cleaned up either during a new image build or on a timed basis. This is safe of course, particularly for…

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