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How Do Blood Pressure Monitors Work?

How Do Blood Pressure Monitors Work?

As Livongo expands its services beyond diabetes, it’s a good time to look at the technology that makes blood pressure monitoring possible. A proper scientific name for a blood pressure monitoring device is sphygmomanometer, which I personally find hard to pronounce, so for the rest of this post I’ll use more common, albeit unscientific name blood pressure monitor or BP monitor for … Continue reading “How Do Blood Pressure Monitors Work?”

From Runtime Dependency Injection to the Cake Pattern and Back

From Runtime Dependency Injection to the Cake Pattern and Back

At Livongo we’ve been building our web APIs in Scala using the Play Framework since our inception in 2015, and overall we’ve been quite happy with both of these choices. We did, however, come to regret our early decision to use the Cake Pattern for dependency injection (DI), and have recently spent a LOT of time ripping it out of … Continue reading “From Runtime Dependency Injection to the Cake Pattern and Back”