Introducing the Red River Virtual Environment (“VE”)

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on an internal R&D project / experiment. It’s an exciting one, so let’s take a look! “VE is a blend of technologies and integrations which provides a real-time, shared, interactive 3d environment with the intention of providing: It’s been a lot of fun solving the numerous problems […]

It might be an i-FilingCabinet or an e-FilingCabinet but it’s not automation!

I must admit, we like to work with companies that know they need automation. Most are fully aware that automating systems and processes will get them to where they want to be; scaling, increasing profit margins, keeping headcount manageable and opening up opportunities. Most of our customers have tried and have bought boxed products to […]

Raising the bar(code) with microservices

We’ve been closely following the hype around Docker, Kubernetes and all things containerisation for some time. It’s hard not to get caught up in it! However, rather than just microservice-ing all the things, we thought it best to test the waters and gradually upskill ourselves in the land of containers.  This post documents one of our […]

Transfer Learning & The Power of Pre-Trained Models

Machine Learning is beyond a buzzword now – its use has grown rapidly over the last few years. It powers your phone’s autocorrect, your GPS traffic predictions and it even suggested that you add that weird guy from college as a Facebook friend. Transfer Learning is a term that lacks buzzword status but its importance […]

Accessing SQL Azure from Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform

Today we’re sharing a small open-source project which we use as a part of our cloud / containerisation strategy. It takes the form of a straightforward Linux bash script wrapped up in a Docker container, and allows the use of SQL Azure from a Kubernetes cluster on another cloud provider – for example GCP. The […]

Waiting for the robots? You could be more productive

No doubt, the robots are coming: AI and automation will change the business environment beyond recognition. Until then we face human problems, many of which can be fixed. There’s a lot of talk about how the robots are coming for our jobs. Depending on your perspective that could be a great thing, or a dystopian […]

How-to guide: Copying files using Webpack plugins

Sometimes in the world of web development you have to work around some funny deployment issues and do things a bit manually. An issue I recently encountered was trying to copy a single file into the build folder when using webpack to build and run the non-local environment. After a quick Google (every developers first […]

Implementing Stripe 3D Secure to de-risk online payments

Right now, Stripe is arguably one of the best available options for companies wanting to take online payments from their customers. At Red River we’ve completed a number of Stripe implementations for our own customers and following the most recent one, I started thinking about security. In particular I wondered whether we needed to add a 3D […]

Investors eyeing your business? We’ll help you clear the red flags

You’ve established your business, built a viable product or service and you’re ready to take it to the next level. But investors are looking for the red flags in your business – and if they find them, you may not get the valuation you expect. By its nature, innovation is quick, and technology – even […]

Push or Poll? Get hooked on snappy integrations

I’ve written about APIs in a previous post and I’m returning to the topic here, chiefly because they’re so fundamental to much of the work we undertake for our customers, and to the world of software in general. Last time I was discussing rate limiting, but here I’m turning to the topic of web hooks. […]