A web developer’s guide to Google Cloud

At Potato we proudly use Google Cloud services to host our projects (except in cases where a client has a preference for another cloud provider) and have used App Engine since the beginning. This has had numerous benefits for us as a business, not least in the current remote working climate.

An Introduction to Deno

Since its introduction in 2009, Node.js has gained huge popularity and usage. But with that, issues with its ecosystem, feature adoption and dependency bloat have started to surface. So, in true JavaScript community style, there's a new kid on the block: Deno 🦕

How Potato Code Remotely

At the time of writing, we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. As with most other companies, the lockdown has required us at Potato to rapidly change the way we work day-to-day. We’re a tech company, so that has given us a big advantage in this rapid and unsettling change of routine. But as a company, we’ve historically encouraged our engineers to travel into our central London office most ...

Parcel and Rust: A WASM Romcom

Web Assembly (WASM) and Rust have been growing and evolving over the last couple of years, so what’s it like to use them together? Introduction I’ve wanted to use Rust and WASM for a while due to a number of reasons: small bundle size, low-level access with reliable performance, and all the perks that come with Rust (strong type safety, zero-cost abstractions, etc.). So, when I was presented with the ...

GitLab Details Sidebar

Why and how we created the GitLab Details Sidebar extension for both Chrome and Firefox. The issue at hand