Showmax Engineering Blog

Bits and pieces from the Showmax engine room

Our Journey with Flutter

Flutter, a relatively new cross-platform framework backed by Google, has become very popular over the last 18 months. A Quick look at the steep rise of Stack Overflow questions demonstrates how quickly Flutter has risen to prominence as a cross-platform... »

SmartTV - Behind the scenes

SmartTV - Behind the scenes We love modern smart TVs. CRTs are a thing of the past, now we can simply choose and install almost any application we can imagine. Showmax is one of those apps. Although they may seem like easy, plug-and-play things, they... »

Network Boot To The Rescue

Having a physical infrastructure spread across continents presents you with non-trivial challenges when it comes to maintenance. It’s not always possible to boot your server from a USB stick or even that ancient spinning optical media technology, and... »