Technology Etiene Dalcol

A truly open conference - Lua language at FOSDEM

On the weekend of the 4th & 5th February I went to Brussels to participate on FOSDEM, Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, for the 3rd time. FOSDEM is the biggest free and open source software conference in Europe and it is the one event I absolutely can’t miss ever since I moved here.

Technology Melissa Marshall

Integration testing: You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means

A good test harness is an essential safety net in any code base. Tests save us from ourselves – from writing bad functions, regressing existing features, and creating user journeys with dead ends. Most importantly, they give us a sense of trust that what we release to the world, while never perfect, is at least functional and getting better and better all the time.

UX & Design,Process Sari Griffiths

Cross-functional teams without UXD

You can’t really call it a cross-functional team if there isn’t UX and Design in it to deliver your product. But we see so many times we get a request to take out UXD from our team structure. Sound reasonable to you? Let me explain why they are not.

Badger Life Becca Evans

A Badger's guide to London

In just a few weeks (eek) we are hosting the first React conference in London - React London 2017. The plan for the conference day itself is of course all taken care of but as lots of our guests are coming from outside of London we thought it would be nice to make some suggestions about how to make the most of any extra time in London.

Technology Etiene Dalcol

React London Meetup - January 2017

This January 24th we gathered for another React London meetup. Pizza and drinks brought us joy and warmth while Facebook’s office got packed with hundreds of developers excited for a great round of talks.

Process Roisi Proven

The Less Safe Dad - Acronyms in Agile

If I said to you I know about less safe dad, the place where your brain would go probably isn’t toward project management. Technically, if I was being completely correct I would say LeSS SAFe DAD. Sort of looks more like a cry for help created from newspaper cuttings than ways of working.

Technology Jack Hoy

Clojure Exchange Highlights

Highlights from the Clojure Exchange Conference 2016 in London. Jack summarises his favourite talks on building great systems and a new web framework called Arachne.

UX & Design Sinem Erdemli

Putting context in user stories with Jobs to Be Done

The Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) Framework is a powerful tool to understand customer context and innovate for success. In a market place full of distracted, unpredictable humans innovating takes more than knowing your customer demographics, you need to get into their heads and be prepared for the use of your product within the context of your customers’ lives.

UX & Design Sam Griffiths

A new brand in five days

We have just released phase one of our new site – and it’s dressed in the brand we have been developing over the past couple of months. So how can I justify that title…? Well, I’d like to tell you a bit about how we have approached this project, and how the key decisions were reached in five intense, challenging and rewarding days.

Technology Nico Castro

Git and Github in Plain English

Nico explains the “theory” behind version control (Git and Github) in plain English so that you understand the big picture of how software engineers work. No code. Nothing to download. No mess. No fuss.