This post is the third in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

As we saw in the first blog post, Ushahidi Platform is radically changing under the hood, pivoting towards a very strictly defined architecture that enables all of the business logic of the platform to be independently tested, free of details such as the database or the web, …

This post is the second in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

In the last blog post, we explored how the architecture of the Ushahidi Platform is radically changing from v2 to v3. In this post, I will detail the different types of objects that make up the new architecture and what their role is within the system.

If …

This post is the first in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

One of the fundamental changes in version 3 of the Ushahidi Platform is a movement towards “clean architecture”. The concept of design patterns and system design has been part of programming for over 40 years, but many projects, both open and closed source, fail to completely realize the …

Our community skype chat has seen some great improvement in activity over the past few weeks, with more folks seeking to collaborate and ask questions.

With all the buzz and activity, we realised that we’ve more or less hit the limits on the number of people we can invite into the public chatroom, and there’s nothing much we can do about that. Additionally, Skype public chats might not be around for much longer as Skype has …

Deployment of the week

This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long way in helping to alleviate the suffering of the Filipino people.