How to pop from a stack in MySQL

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24 Oct
On a recent project one of the requirements was to be able to provide unique ID’s for tracking that is able to scale, and that is race condition safe.
When you work with PHP and MySQL this can be challenging to achieve, especially when dealing with high traffic websites.
Considering the requirements, it is clear that this ... Continue Reading

Conference in London

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24 Feb
We just got back from attended the PHP UK Conference. Had a great time, learned some new stuff, and most important drank our fair share of beer.

Two of the talks that I found really interesting was (in no specific order):
“Locking and Concurrency Control” by Morgan Tocker
He went over how locking works in database e... Continue Reading

Taking a new direction

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22 Dec
After working with Empower Network since the company was launched in November 2011, and with their internal development team the last year, we have parted ways on friendly terms. Allowing their internal team taking over the development from now on.
We are now able to take on new projects.
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A creative workshop

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01 Jul
The team got together in Varna, Bulgaria for a creative and fun experience.
The event started with a Dungeon Master gaming workshop, where we learned the technical details on how to create a game world. For the fun part of the team-building we had internal competitions in go-cart racing, bowling, pool and marksmanship.

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Empower Network Grows

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20 Jan
After being in development for half a year the next generation of Empower Network has been launched.
In the process we handled the majority of development, including delivering a new powerful and flexible member API solution. Giving the company additional options for future growth.
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Walking in the foot steps of Vikings

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27 Aug
This year the team building event was held in Norway
A full week of challenges, starting with a hiking trip to the Pulpit Rock. After arriving the fog cleared, revealing an amazing view of the Norwegian fjords.
The game was then stepped up with whitewater rafting, before we took on the challenge of hiking to Kjerag. The trip tes... Continue Reading

Bulgarian Sightseeing

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16 May
This year the annual team building started with a lunch in the old village of Zheravna, before arriving in Bansko in the evening.
Here we enjoy the thrills of rafting and horse back riding. We then expended our cultural horizon by visiting Rila Monastery, one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectu... Continue Reading