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An NHibernateMARE on Elm Street

An NHibernateMARE on Elm Street

​ We use (and generally like) the ORM NHibernate for MS SQL Server data access, but we understand why you might not. Ohhhh, the things we have seen! We’d like to share some of our favorite horrors, so that you can avoid them. ​ ​ Originally, our Repository<TEntity> base class implemented…Read more

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

The Top Four Questions Vehicle Carriers Should Ask Their Customers

Communication is always key – especially when deciding if a shipment is right for you. We ask shipping customers several important questions to help you understand their shipments. Is the vehicle operable? Has it been modified? What are the pickup and delivery location types? Our goal is that by asking…Read more

uShip at HackTX Fall 2015

uShip at HackTX Fall 2015

Here at uShip, we love hackathons. Recently, some us went down to the University of Texas at Austin’s annual hackathon, HackTX, hosting over 750 students from all over the state. As a company sponsor, we acted as mentors for the student hackers, helping them solve a wide range of problems…Read more

End to End WebApi Configuration, Part 1: StructureMap

At uShip we’re slowly migrating to a microservice architecture from our existing massive monolith which consists of a large legacy Web Forms project, a Web Api project, and an MVC project. This has a lot of benefits, one of which is that we get to take the lessons we learned…Read more

These Grand Theft Auto V Trucking Stunts Are Insane

These Grand Theft Auto V Trucking Stunts Are Insane

Grand Theft Auto V has been available on gaming platforms as early as late 2013, but with its open-world nature, there’s no shortage of self-made challenges and feats. One player, known as BlackSmoke Billy, has pioneered a trick with the semi-truck trailer used in trucking side missions that is out…Read more

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

New Technology to Test Live View Truck Camera and Display

Passing a truck – or being passed – can be a nerve-wracking experience regardless of the other vehicle. In fact, in Argentina alone, one person dies every hour from car accidents with the majority of accidents happening while people overtake other vehicles. Inspired by this alarming statistic, Samsung has set…Read more

You Should Attend A Tech Conference

Introduction Tech conferences are a great way to learn and be inspired. The following describes a few tips to know beforehand. Finding and Booking Conferences First, identify what you are looking to get out of a conference, which languages or frameworks you’re interested in, if you want to travel or…Read more

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

The Modern Nomad: How one uShip Carrier Uses Transport to Fuel His Passion

As part of Driver Appreciation Week, we’d like to profile one of our Power Carriers, Tony Ayriss, whose journey to uShip is anything but ordinary. This story comes from an in-house guest writer, David Leffler. Happy Driver Appreciation Week to all of our carriers!  uShip serves as the eHarmony of the…Read more

Implementing API Errors with Web API and FluentValidation

In a previous article, we talked about how APIs should return RESTful error responses so that API clients can act on them. There are plenty of articles like this one that talk about how to actually integrate the FluentValidation framework into the Web API pipeline, so we won’t go into…Read more

eBay Birthday Flashback: Midnight Drain to Georgia

eBay Birthday Flashback: Midnight Drain to Georgia

The world’s largest e-commerce marketplace — eBay — turns 20 today. Quite a storied history for a company that changed and even created the role of ecommerce as we know it. uShip has had a long-standing connection with eBay, both unofficial and official. eBay buyers discovered uShip way back in…Read more