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React Native: What are the 5 Key Learnings of the Framework?

by Edward Coleridge Smith, 25 September 2019

React Native is a framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using the JavaScript library, React. It was publicly released by Facebook in 2015 and has become hugely popular since. I’ve been a senior developer for a number of years and working with React Native from late 2015. In that time, I’ve built several apps using […]

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Why are we so afraid of change and how can we manage it?

by Devon North, 04 September 2019

Whether your company is big or small, the change transitional or transformational, change is challenging and although, can lead to great success, getting there may not be easy. The Change Curve designed by Dr Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her book On Death and Dying, is a good way of understanding the psychology of change both personally […]

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Interning at 101 Ways: On the Code to Success

by Rachel Murray, 21 August 2019

It’s summer, it’s hot – you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend every waking hour next to a fan / water fountain / igloo. But one young woman, shunned the sun and braved the Northern Line every day just to join us at HQ for a week and find out what it’s really like to […]

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Is Low-Code Development a Threat to Software Engineering?

by Jamie North, 16 August 2019

Low-code development platforms (LCDPs) – a term first coined by research firm Forrester in 2014 – provide an environment for programmers to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration – like drag and drop – over traditional computer programming, which can often require millions of lines of code. The platforms’ capabilities ‘enable rapid […]

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Why Consultants have a Unique Advantage

by Kelly Waters, 29 July 2019

As someone who believes wholeheartedly in the concept of consulting (I do run a consultancy after all!), I have often found myself wondering what it is that consultants bring to the table. After some reflection, I think there are a number of advantages that can be very impactful when consultants are utilised in the right […]

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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Joshua Philpott

by Rachel Murray, 24 July 2019

Turn’s out we’re an office of secretly talented techies – from a rock singer via a hand-skateboarder (it’s a thing) to a diablo juggler. But we didn’t want to stop there so in June we decided to add a former professional footballer to the mix. Apparently Beckham was busy – something about buying some land […]

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WebAssembly, is it really the future?

by Odhrán McConnell, 03 July 2019

Recently, I’ve been talking at some events about WebAssembly during which I was a bit hard on JavaScript. I admitted that I’ve never been a fan, and believe that JavaScript is a broken language. The  problems with JavaScript are well-known, but there are only two things you can possibly do about it:  Eliminate those problems […]

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