Shifting from Monolith to Microservice

I am proud of the codebase we have at Sendwithus today, and of the road we took to get here. As we rewrite components as microservices, I’ve had time to reflect on that road. My goal with this post is to document our path, thought processes, and goals, in the hope it may help others.

How to improve your API without pissing off your customers

Have you ever written software that was perfect after release? Did you ship it to production and never push an update again? I haven’t. And APIs are no exception. After you publish your API, you’ll probably receive a flood of requests to better support different use cases. Customers will ask for more fields in your

ICYMI: How to Design Email for Mobile-First

Matt Harris, Sendwithus co-founder and CEO, recently published an article on MarTech Advisor about mobile-first email design. Mobile accounts for over half of all email opens – and has done since 2015. Not only that, some 80% of consumers will delete an email if it doesn’t look good on their phones. With stats like that, doesn’t

Is the GDPR about Location or Citizenship? And Should You Care?

Following our recent webinar, Marketing for Consent: How to Make GDPR Compliance Work for You, one of the participants posted the following question: “The webinar says that GDPR applies to location not citizenship. I’ve read otherwise. Can you clarify?” The application of the GDPR is not based on citizenship — the very notion of businesses accessing

The Team that Cooks Together

If there’s one passion everyone in the Victoria office shares, it’s food. Either we love to cook it or we love to eat it. Most often it’s both. When a new restaurant opens downtown, we’re all clamouring to go try it out — hello, Island Poké! — and if you need an afternoon pastry, there’s always someone