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Honoring Pandrosion of Alexandria for Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about another underrated woman of STEM, Pandrosion of Alexandria.

As far as we know Pandrosion developed a technique to calculate approximate, but numerically accurate, cube roots using a three dimensional geometric technique.

Adopt a “defensive posture” when using APIs

Today a lot of the world’s information is accessible using web APIs of various types.

A few times recently I have seen developers make assumptions about the information they would get back from a web API call.

This led to trouble when the server supplied data that was slightly different than expected.

3 inspiring female pioneers of coding

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, I thought what a great excuse to find out more about some of the brilliant women who were pioneers in the world of coding.

It’s our pleasure to highlight the accomplishments of three phenomenal female coders whose work made significant contributions in what was a fledgling field when they started.

Powershell and the PaperCut MF/NG Health API

PaperCut MF/NG has a handy RESTful API that allows administrators to discover lots of useful information about the PaperCut MF/NF Application Server.

PowerShell helps glue all the data together with other APIs and sources of information.

Why PaperCut cares about kids coding

Recently, the pitter patter of mini PaperCutter feet echoed through the office as they dropped their parents off at work and headed to Code Camp.

Twelve eager students spent three days not only learning to code, but applying their learnings by building their own game.

Here’s why we’re teaching them young (no, it’s not for the cheap labour – promise).

Who broke the build?

Warning to regular readers – this post is “Geek Factor 10” At PaperCut we use continuous integration to monitor the quality of our codebase. It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally someone makes a mistake and the build gets broken. It’s important this is detected and rectified early so other members of the dev team are […]