DevOps Legacy (Daft Punk Soundtrack optional)

We all know that a DevOps culture should be a core principle of any new projects, and there’s plenty of blog posts to get us started - just take a look at some of our previous posts. But what happens...

Stylish Unit Tests

Back in March I went to DEVWEEK 2015 and listened to a talk by Kevlin Henney called Programming with GUTs. (You can watch the video behind the link. It’s a good talk.) Since then I’ve been trying to write my...

Super, Smashing, Great in Barcelona

I’ve just come back from Smashing Conference in Barcelona and first of all, I have to thank the organisers and speakers for a great event. Secondly, I must apologise for the terribly predictable (for British people of a certain age)...

Microservices Like Change

Do we always need to be scared of change? I got kind of excited the other day, I got told the client wanted a change. I know, weird, right? To make matters worse it was just a month before the...

Better Learning Through Code Reviews

One of the main reasons I wanted to join a big company was the opportunity to learn. I wanted the chance to work on bigger projects with colleagues who’ve been there and done that, and to benefit from their experience....

Introducing mesos-ui: An alternative frontend for Apache Mesos

Today we are open-sourcing mesos-ui - A realtime, responsive dashboard for Apache Mesos, built with React, D3, Nodejs, Socket.io and Google Material UI for React. As part of our work on Apollo we got thinking that we could potentially improve...

Developer Automation

The Problem As software engineers we’ve all experienced the steps below when joining an established project: Walk in first day, excited at the prospect we can change the world! Get told task one is to read the documentation :/ followed...

Tooling as a service via executable images

This is a recap about how we use the isolation of containers and the power, portability and simplicity of Docker for providing tooling as a service via executable images using DCOS-CLI as an example. True story! The problem: We want...

Agile Cambridge 2015

Failing Fast - An Autopsy of a Failed Release I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to speak at Agile Cambridge 2015. My talk is titled “Failing Fast - An Autopsy of a Failed Release”, please read more about this...

Delivering at Devoxx

There comes a point in a developer’s life where one develops a solid confidence in one’s opinions and actions. For me, this aligned with parenthood; the horrifying responsibility of being in charge of a little one’s life makes choices such...