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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

Flexbox: The Browser’s Best Kept Secret

Flexbox: The Browser’s Best Kept Secret

Do you know what Flexbox is? If you don’t, you should because you’ve probably wasted countless hours trying to solve problems that it provides a solution to. This article goes into a few details regarding some of the main features of Flexbox. For those seeking a quick reference for implementing…Read more

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

The Most Common Word Carriers Use to Describe Their Feelings About Their Job

We set out in June to understand more about carriers’ career paths to trucking by conducting a survey. We received nearly 1,000 responses from our active carriers.   One of the questions we asked was about their feelings about their job. While it wasn’t meant to be one of the…Read more

Actionable RESTful API Errors

Actionable RESTful API Errors

No matter how hard your API clients try, they will eventually get back errors from your API. apigee has an excellent blog post describing the reasons why detailed error messages are incredibly important for API client developers when starting to consume your API. When designed and used appropriately, these errors…Read more

.NET Web Applications Running in Docker

.NET Web Applications Running in Docker

Here at uShip, we love to try interesting things during our hackathons. Recently, Greg Walker and I decided to try to get one of our front-end solutions up and running in a docker container. Since docker containers have to run on Linux, that meant getting the project running on Mono…Read more

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

Rescue Relies on uShip to Save Dogs’ Lives

It’s tough to find something that people are more protective and passionate about than their pets. Dogs and cats in particular just have a way of blending into the fabric of families, couples and singles alike. Unfortunately, not all owners are able care and feed their pet or pets, especially…Read more