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Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

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    Regular Expressions - 2 tips for maintainability

    ARTICLE

    Dive into our exploration of regular expressions, where we unveil practical insights on enhancing readability and maintainability through the use of multi-line options and named captures. This post draws on our firsthand experience to present tangible examples and a step-by-step guide on applying these techniques effectively. Perfect for those looking to streamline their coding practices.

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    A sentiment engine using ChatGPT's completions API

    ARTICLE

    OpenAI's completion API opens up endless possibilities to integrate powerful analysis of text based data and convert it to a structure response suitable for processing by your application. We have recently had a number of examples where we can leverage this technology. One task was to determine the sentiment of someones comment before displaying that comment on a public website.

    Think sustainability abletech

    Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

    ARTICLE

    Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

    Abletech Values - Part 1

    ARTICLE

    In April 2022 we checked in with the team to find out how connected they feel to the Abletech values and ask if they were empowered to live them each day at Abletech. This blog is a summary of the results from the April survey.

    Devs for Ukraine Conference

    ARTICLE

    On the early mornings of 26th and 27th April (4am NZ time) members of the developer teams from Abletech and Addressfinder attended the [Devs For Ukraine](https://www.devsforukraine.io/) Conference, a free, online engineering conference with the goal to raise funds and provide support to Ukraine.

    What App Should You Develop?

    ARTICLE

    Navigating the choices for building front ends can be daunting. Like everything technology based, you are faced with a bunch of technology choices and tradeoffs. This article attempts to distill your app development options and outline the various pros and cons.

    Choosing a Headless CMS

    ARTICLE

    Content Management Systems seem to be a hot topic at the moment. We have been building varying solutions for several clients with integrated CMS systems, including our very own websites abletech.nz and addressfinder.nz. Our personal experience sees us on a three to five year lifecycle with CMS’s. Abletech went from WordPress, to BlogSpot, to Tumblr, to Medium, and now to Strapi over the course of 16 years! This article outlines some of our learnings, why we keep changing, and what we are really after from our CMS.

    Getting started with Stripe, Rails and React in three easy steps

    ARTICLE

    A client recently requested to add the functionality to be able to accept credit card payments within a Rails application that we were building. Specifically, they wanted users to be able to purchase vouchers using credit card payments and pass on any processing fees. Once the payment was complete, the transaction had to be recorded within the app and an email needed to be sent out to both the purchaser and the giftee. Stripe came into the picture then.

    Partnering for our planet’s wellbeing

    ARTICLE

    Abletech is proud to have joined 499 other New Zealand businesses as an Investor for Impact in New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN). Together we want to make the world a better place for generations to come.

    RealESmart - Investment property calculator

    ARTICLE

    At Resolve, we work with businesses and organisations to create innovative and practical management solutions to exceptional and high performing teams and streamlined systems. Our business, growth and legal experience will add value, increase effectiveness, improve profit, increase team engagement and customer/client experiences for any organisation. With a sub-specialist interest in property and its management, Resolve assists its clients whether not for profits or private businesses to ensure its property portfolio is managed exceptionally well to deliver its purpose.

    Board Games Night 2021

    ARTICLE

    The popularity of these nights is linked to our Abletech culture, team values and family-friendly community. We like hanging out together. We enjoy getting to know each other’s partners and families.

    Peak performance

    ARTICLE

    Our team spent the day with international award winning trainer Mike Catton. We upskilled in the latest science behind maximising productivity and managing time efficiently.

    Regular Expressions - 2 tips for maintainability

    ARTICLE

    Dive into our exploration of regular expressions, where we unveil practical insights on enhancing readability and maintainability through the use of multi-line options and named captures. This post draws on our firsthand experience to present tangible examples and a step-by-step guide on applying these techniques effectively. Perfect for those looking to streamline their coding practices.

    AI image

    A sentiment engine using ChatGPT's completions API

    ARTICLE

    OpenAI's completion API opens up endless possibilities to integrate powerful analysis of text based data and convert it to a structure response suitable for processing by your application. We have recently had a number of examples where we can leverage this technology. One task was to determine the sentiment of someones comment before displaying that comment on a public website.

    Think sustainability abletech

    Sustainability in IT business. What you can do to decarbonise

    ARTICLE

    Most of us are onboard with the fact that humans have been overconsuming the earth's resources at an unsustainable rate. Action from a global, government, and local government level is still unsatisfactory. Everyone needs to start doing their bit, and hopefully each little bit adds up and makes a big difference.

    Abletech Values - Part 1

    ARTICLE

    In April 2022 we checked in with the team to find out how connected they feel to the Abletech values and ask if they were empowered to live them each day at Abletech. This blog is a summary of the results from the April survey.

    Devs for Ukraine Conference

    ARTICLE

    On the early mornings of 26th and 27th April (4am NZ time) members of the developer teams from Abletech and Addressfinder attended the [Devs For Ukraine](https://www.devsforukraine.io/) Conference, a free, online engineering conference with the goal to raise funds and provide support to Ukraine.

    What App Should You Develop?

    ARTICLE

    Navigating the choices for building front ends can be daunting. Like everything technology based, you are faced with a bunch of technology choices and tradeoffs. This article attempts to distill your app development options and outline the various pros and cons.

    Choosing a Headless CMS

    ARTICLE

    Content Management Systems seem to be a hot topic at the moment. We have been building varying solutions for several clients with integrated CMS systems, including our very own websites abletech.nz and addressfinder.nz. Our personal experience sees us on a three to five year lifecycle with CMS’s. Abletech went from WordPress, to BlogSpot, to Tumblr, to Medium, and now to Strapi over the course of 16 years! This article outlines some of our learnings, why we keep changing, and what we are really after from our CMS.

    Getting started with Stripe, Rails and React in three easy steps

    ARTICLE

    A client recently requested to add the functionality to be able to accept credit card payments within a Rails application that we were building. Specifically, they wanted users to be able to purchase vouchers using credit card payments and pass on any processing fees. Once the payment was complete, the transaction had to be recorded within the app and an email needed to be sent out to both the purchaser and the giftee. Stripe came into the picture then.

    Partnering for our planet’s wellbeing

    ARTICLE

    Abletech is proud to have joined 499 other New Zealand businesses as an Investor for Impact in New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN). Together we want to make the world a better place for generations to come.

    RealESmart - Investment property calculator

    ARTICLE

    At Resolve, we work with businesses and organisations to create innovative and practical management solutions to exceptional and high performing teams and streamlined systems. Our business, growth and legal experience will add value, increase effectiveness, improve profit, increase team engagement and customer/client experiences for any organisation. With a sub-specialist interest in property and its management, Resolve assists its clients whether not for profits or private businesses to ensure its property portfolio is managed exceptionally well to deliver its purpose.

    Board Games Night 2021

    ARTICLE

    The popularity of these nights is linked to our Abletech culture, team values and family-friendly community. We like hanging out together. We enjoy getting to know each other’s partners and families.

    Peak performance

    ARTICLE

    Our team spent the day with international award winning trainer Mike Catton. We upskilled in the latest science behind maximising productivity and managing time efficiently.

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