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Rails on Docker: Using Yarn to Manage Frontend Assets

Rails 5.1 introduced the front-end package manager Yarn into the standard tooling for new Rails projects. Yarn allows you to declare and manage your app’s frontend dependencies (such as CSS frameworks and Javascript libraries) in a way similar to how Bundler manages Rails dependencies (gems).… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

What's New in Ruby on Rails 5.1?

Ruby on Rails is solid and mature framework, but that doesn’t mean it can stand still. How we build apps is constantly changing, with new tools and techniques arriving.… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

Samsung SEAP and Knox APIs at Enterprise Apps World

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Enterprise Apps World in London to meet with Samsung and find out more about their SEAP developer program. SEAP is aimed at developers working on enterprise apps, and Samsung are building a number of APIs specifically aimed at this space.… Continue reading →

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.… Continue reading →

Consulting Services for Plymouth GAIN

Plymouth Software are very pleased to be working with Plymouth GAIN as part of our Consulting Service. Also based on Plymouth Science Park, GAIN provide support and knowledge exchange for businesses and start-ups in the peninsular.… Continue reading →