Scripting with C

C rocks, and is super fun to program in, but it's hard to use for scripting because (among other reasons!) programs need to be compiled before they can be run....

Bringing bookmarklets back with Clojure and Boot

{tl;dr} Bookmarklets are freaking awesome. Bookmarklets > browser extensions. Here's a nifty new open-source utility for building bookmarklets quickly. But wait, what are bookmarklets again? Well, according to bookmarklets.com: Bookmarklets...

Kanban and the Stages of Grief: A Semi-Agile Model for Software Development

Over the past few weeks, Adzerk has been testing out a variation of our Kanban process that was inspired by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' five stages of grief. We've found this model...

Boot 2.5: Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

If you like Clojure, you'll like Boot. It's a functional build tool, written in Clojure, and 2.5 is our finest release yet. Learn more and get started There is an...

Getting Your First Programming Job: Not as Hard as You Think

Getting your first programming job is not as hard as you think. If you're reading this, you may not realize that being a good software developer doesn't necessarily require a...

How Adzerk Teaches Non-Engineers to Code With a Programming Club

From the very earliest days of Adzerk, CEO James Avery has wanted everyone in the company to be a coder— not to push code to the product itself, but to...

JSON Ads Are the Key to Fully Integrated Native Advertising

Let's be real— publishers want simple advertising solutions that let them spend more time on creating content and building their business. They want to be able to implement tags without...

Adzerk Joins EFF's "Do Not Track" Coalition, Becomes First to Adopt New Privacy Standard

We are excited to announce that Adzerk has joined forces with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to implement their new "Do Not Track" standard for web browsing as an option for...

Learn from AWS outages with After-Action Reviews (AAR)

This morning at Adzerk we experienced a host of operations problems because of AWS outages. We became aware of the problem early and pulled together to restore all Adzerk systems....

What a Native Ad Server Offers that a CMS Doesn't

If you're new to the native ads game, you are probably learning a lot about native ad servers and how they differ from a CMS. Chances are that you're using...