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Connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template

Connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template

Overview In the past couple of weeks, I have been wrestling with the connectivity between Nginx and Consul-Template.  While it’s fairly straightforward to get Consul-Template to control Nginx, having them work well within Docker isn’t the easiest thing in the world.  But that is jumping quite a bit forward, let’s…Read more

Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

Tax Tips for Owner-Operators

While we’re no tax experts, we’ve put together some helpful resources based on frequently asked questions we get around tax season. What tax forms does uShip provide? Short answer: None. Long answer: Service providers who utilize our online marketplace to source loads are neither contractors of uShip or uShip employees,…Read more

April Fools – Developer Style

April Fools – Developer Style

Here at uShip we are pretty big fans of open sourcing code. At the same time, we are also fans of a good ol’ prank. Hence, we have decided to open source a few of our favorite code pranks to share with the world (and just in time for April…Read more

JavaScript for C# Developers

JavaScript for C# Developers

Overheard at work today: “…this is why I hate JavaScript so much.” Sound like something you’d say? Instead of letting the hate flow through you, know that it doesn’t have to be like that. JavaScript is evolving quickly and picking up luxuries that C# has had for years. Subtle Differences…Read more

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

Managing Multiple Shipments is Now Easier

If you’re a frequent shipping customer on uShip, managing multiple shipments at once is now easier due to today’s launch of our new My Shipments page. Our original page served us well for a long time. However, it was slow, outdated, and hard to navigate for customers with multiple shipments…Read more

Women Make Up 13% of Carriers on uShip

Women Make Up 13% of Carriers on uShip

Last summer we reached out to many of our carriers to learn more about their demographics, their career path to trucking, and their thoughts on working in the transportation industry. We found out many exciting things, including that people in transportation love their job. Another finding that excited us was…Read more

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

What Nerds Rock Means To Us

uShip World Headquarters is located two blocks away from the Austin Convention Center. Some days we look out the window and see groups of educators, boat dealers, or people from various conferences taking place at the Convention Center strolling around the Austin streets. But no week is more packed with people…Read more

Does your REST API need an SDK?

Introduction When integrating with a platform that offers a REST API, a developer sometimes has the option of downloading the client library in their language of choice, or writing HTTP code themselves to integrate with the API directly. You as an API provider should decide early on if you wish…Read more

Brace Yourselves. Ritchie Bros. Largest Annual Auction is Coming

Brace Yourselves. Ritchie Bros. Largest Annual Auction is Coming

Every item at Ritchie Bros.’ 200+ acre lot in Orlando will be sold. Beginning February 15 and running until February 19 is Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ largest auction of the year. We’re talking over 10,000 items. “Ritchie Bros. offers buyers the best selection of used equipment and trucks in the world,”…Read more

Populating UITableViewCells Asynchronously to Fix UITableView Lag

Note: This article was originally published on Github Abstract In general, the key to keeping the iPhone UI responsive is to avoid blocking the main thread. In the case of UITableView, this boils down to keeping tableView(_:cellForRowAtIndexPath:) as performant as possible. However, sometimes it is simply not possible to marshall…Read more