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Whats New In Ruby On Rails 5 1

Rails 5.1, which is currently at release-candidate (RC) stage – continues to keep pace with these latest changes, bringing with it new features include encrypted secrets, javascript dependency improvements, and full-stack testing with Capybara baked in.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

Agile Process Using Trello

Trello is a great tool for managing just about anything. It is generic enough to be applied to many situations, but has just enough features to be a powerful tool.…

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.…

Swift: How to Retrieve Metadata from Album Images in iOS 7+

A recent project that I've been working on involves capture and storage of images. As part of the app, I needed to save and retrieve metadata from an image regardless of its origin, be it directly from the camera, or the user's camera roll albums.…

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.…

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.…