A Developer’s Guide to Designing

by Caroline Shaw on

Recently at WonderProxy, we started developing a new product that leverages our network of proxy servers. Using the technology of the Where’s It Up API, we started to build out a monitoring service called observ.io. The WonderProxy team first decided to buy some domain names, register our official t…

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Design

Tracing Routes through the Internet

by Gemma Anible on

If you've done any network troubleshooting, you've probably heard of the traceroute tool. It's a command-line utility that finds (traces) all the servers a packet of data will visit as it travels over the internet between your computer and some target server. For example, here's the route packets ta…

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Our Security Problem with PayPal

by Paul Reinheimer on

When WonderProxy launched, the payments landscape in Canada wasn’t nearly as mature as it is today. Basically, it was PayPal or a series of three ring “integration” binders from your bank. So WonderProxy accepts PayPal. Most of our hosting providers are outside the United States so when they launche…

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User Feedback & UI Animations at WonderProxy

by Caroline Shaw on

When you're just getting started in your career as a web developer, you just want to get the code right. Desperately. At some point down the line, when you've learned the JavaScripts, you get the looping-things, and maybe you even remember to do input validation, you'll finally have the energy to f…

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Design

Remote Life at WonderProxy: Transitioning

by Gemma Anible on

I've been working remotely as a software engineer for six and a half years, with three different companies. At the first company, I had been an on-site employee for four years, and I was their first full-time remote employee. Caroline and Allison have already covered coworking and juggling two remot…

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Working Remotely