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GitHub for Beginners

At time of writing, I've just finished the second year of my CompSci degree and am taking a placement year in industry. Two years ago, I had absolutely no programming experience and I'm sure there are other people in a similar situation. Here's what I wish somebody had told me... …

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Anthony Davies Posted by Anthony Davies on 22 October 2019

3 Ways to Keep Your Ruby on Rails Apps Healthy

Ruby on Rails is a great framework for building modern web applications. But as with any technology, things move on quickly. Without proper care and attention, the web apps and sites you build using Rails can start to degrade. This means slow pages, security vulnerabilities and your users seeing error screens.…

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Chris Blunt Posted by Chris Blunt on 27 April 2017

Google I/O 2016 Keynote Roundup

Google IO, the headline event in Google's product calendar was this year set in the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. IO 16 opened up with the soothing sounds of stringed instruments before, under the sun soaked sky, Sundar Pichai introduced a range of new and evolving Google products. We attended the Digital Plymouth IO event hosted at ThinqTanq to view the main event with the local community.…

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Tony Edwards Posted by Tony Edwards on 19 May 2016

Providing the Personal Touch Through Software

It’s fair to say that software will help shape all areas of our lives in the coming years. Whilst the benefits of automating repetitive tasks and providing useful and contextual information are self explanatory, there is one area that software is greatly under utilised: the personal touch.…

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Tony Edwards Posted by Tony Edwards on 14 March 2016

Sketch in a Day

Sketch is a modern design tool, perfect for creating layouts and user interfaces for the web and mobile apps. It's scaled back interface – when compared to incumbents like Photoshop – puts the tools needed for modern layouts at the tip of one's fingers.…

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Tony Edwards Posted by Tony Edwards on 13 October 2015

Google I/O 2015 Roundup

Google's annual festival of technology (I/O) was recently held in San Francisco, announcing a raft of updates, improvements and new products. A week on and with the dust settled, it's time to take a look at some of the key announcements that came from the conference.…

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Tony Edwards Posted by Tony Edwards on 3 June 2015