All about what goes on behind the scenes in the R&D team at myob.

Microservices - Size Doesn't Matter!

I work as part of a team at MYOB that has been building a new platform for accountants for the past year using a microservices architecture. We're now running approximately 20 microservices in production and we've learned a lot about the right size a…

Quality Engineering versus Performance

As developers we make decisions every day about what is the best way to do something. But the definition of best is a really hard one to put your finger on. But you should, and do so at the start of every project and every fork in the road. If you do…

AccountRight meets IoT

There is a lot of talk lately about the Internet of Things (IoT) where things around us become internet connected, able to sense changes or do something or alert us to activity. Not long ago internet-connected items used to be the story of folk lore…

Java with your LogJam?

A new SSL vulnerability know as LogJam was recently identified on May 20th 2015. Being the conscientious company we are, we immediately set about patching systems and upgrading ciphers. After reconfiguring a bunch of cipher suites and generating a un…

SSH tunnels for fun and profit

Ever worked on a project where your only permitted access to a remote resource was through a single whitelisted IP address? What about oauth workflows where your redirect URI is for a real server, not your dev machine? Unless you like editing your co…