Back in the hazy days of last summer we kicked off a project to improve the infrastructure behind FreeAgent, to prepare ourselves for an order of magnitude (or two) of very high growth in the coming years, as well as greatly bolstering our DR capablility. Deciding on a hosting strat... (read more)
For the past three years we have invited interns to join our Edinburgh-based Engineering team for the summer months between June and September. Today we’re officially opening the doors to the Class of 2013! Last year’s interns developed one of FreeAgent’s most requested features, the (read more)
At FreeAgent we deal with a lot of accounting data - every invoice, bank transaction, expense and VAT return in the system must be processed, and its tax and accounting effects calculated and recorded.
In the early days of FreeAgent this was something that was baked directly into the business objects – reporting data was pulled direct... (read more)
How would you choose to release a completely redesigned version of your web application? Capistrano? Git hooks? Copying files over SFTP?
Now imagine your application serves over 21,000 active, multi-user accounts. It’s a very busy app, and forms the backbone of many of those users’ livelihoods. At that point, the question perhaps bec... (read more)
Wow, what a absolute blast. Hack Week 2.0 has now been and gone, we’ve had a weekend to relax and this week we can take the time to look back and reflect on what we achieved. We had just over four days to get our projects polished (Friday afternoon was set aside for demoing our work to the company) so it was a challenge, but one everyone on t... (read more)