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Fixing Gatsby oEmbed Instagram Failures

Written by Phil Sturgeon / Original link on Oct. 15, 2020

I use gatsby-remark-oembed by Benedicte Raae, because it makes embedding Tweets, Instagram posts, YouTube videos, etc in Phil.Tech and Phil.Bike as simple as pasting in the URL. If it's hot, sit under a tree. If it's cold, put your jacket on. If it's raining, keep riding until you find somewhere dr…


OpenAPI Examples Need Help

Written by Phil Sturgeon / Original link on Aug. 19, 2020

OpenAPI has come a long way since its nascent days as Swagger. It’s got excellent tooling, is talked about at all the conferences, is used by governments, major banks, healthcare providers, GitHub, Stripe, all sorts. Everyone is using it to bring the benefits of a type system to the world of REST,…


Refactoring an entire API Ecosystem

Written by Phil Sturgeon / Original link on May. 22, 2020

When I started working at WeWork back in 2016 I rather quickly discovered that the entire architecture was a total mess… Over the course of the 18 months I managed to stay there, we fixed a whole lot of that mess. No APIs were documented so people would just build a new version of whatever resource…


Remote Work As Climate Action

Written by Phil Sturgeon / Original link on Feb. 22, 2020

Companies are stepping up to go carbon neutral (or even carbon negative), and the number of big companies offering remote work is on the rise, but remote work in the States is still only 3-5%. With most of the world (especially the U.S.) desperately needing to sort its carbon footprint out, remote…