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Must Read Dev Newsletter
July 12, 2013
Happy Friday!
July 5, 2013
All of the new shiny code
June 28, 2013
All this has happened before, and all this will happen again
June 21, 2013
Something wicked this way comes
June 17, 2013
Pre Summer Dev Newsletter (2 weeks to go)
June 7, 2013
The Week In Which Arrested Development Came Back
May 31, 2013
Dev Newsletter (Week 21, 2013)
May 24, 2013
Newsletter of Brevity
May 17, 2013
Max attempts for a single delayed_job Job
May 15, 2013

Delayed_job, the asynchronous priority queue system has a well documented configuration for setting the max number of attempts a worker will run for jobs in the queue: # config/initializers/delayed_job_config.rb Delayed::Job.destroy_failed_jobs ...

It's life, Jim, but not as we know it
May 10, 2013
Agile metrics
May 10, 2013

I have been asked recently about what metrics we would use to measure an organisation’s key delivery metrics. Several PMOs are keen on metrics and measures - it gives them a reason to exist. When we deliver training or try to explain Agile...

The Week Preceding Early May Bank Holiday
May 3, 2013
Almost April's last newsletter
April 26, 2013
Dev Links
April 12, 2013
Two Months at Unboxed!
April 11, 2013

Tillie McCarthy During these last two months I have been doing a lot mainly involving assisting in pairing proposals, updating CV’s as part of our customer submissions and researching about marketing and sales agencies that are helpful to Unboxed...

Dev Newsletter for the week
April 2, 2013
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March 22, 2013
Daring Snowball
March 16, 2013
Rich Archer's talk at Cape Town Front End Developers
March 15, 2013

Near the end of last year, Bruce Lawson of Opera Software was in Cape Town for the Content Strategy Forum conference. A couple of Front End web developers got their heads together and organised a talk by Bruce while he was still in town. Since th...

National Apprenticeship Week
March 12, 2013

Tillie McCarthy I started as a Sales apprentice over three weeks ago. During these three weeks I’ve had many opportunities to learn new things, get involved with the team and gain new skills to help progress with my NVQ. The other apprentices and...

Five facilitation techniques for promoting Agile for government
March 12, 2013

Although private software developers have long been fans, Agile in the public sector is only just starting to gain momentum – and it’s proving well worth the effort. Here are five tips for running fun, productive workshops. National government ma...

Improve your week with this 1 weird old tip
March 8, 2013
This week's developer newsletter - cats, conferences, and cascading...
March 1, 2013
Five Cardinal Sins of Agile that the public sector can learn from
February 28, 2013

Agile for government can be a very different kettle of fish than Agile in the private sector. It’s an alien context, it’s resistant to change and it’s used to playing by different rules. All the same, Agile offers fantastic opportunities for gover...

SA UX Forum: Mobile UX
February 28, 2013

Last night in Cape Town, Phil Barrett of Flow and Simon Dingle of 22seven gave short talks about mobile UX for the SA UX Forum. Myself, Rich A, Pawel, Joerg, and Seb (visiting from our London office) were there to soak up some knowledge and chat a...

This week's dev newsletter
February 22, 2013
New Apprentices - Luke & Ben
February 21, 2013

We are both very pleased to have received a place at Unboxed Consulting in our roles as Junior Testers. The role focuses strongly on IT and we are both very much looking forward to improving our IT skills. We see Unboxed Consulting as a great way ...

New Apprentice - Shirin
February 21, 2013

In January 2013 I began a pre-apprenticeship programme with Middleton Murray where I was trained for 4 weeks, completing a BTEC in Customer Service and Work Skills, Whilst being at Middleton Murray I have met some inspirational people as well as n...

New Apprentices - Abbie & Tillie
February 21, 2013

We started Unboxed on 18th February 2013, Abbie as a marketing apprentice and Tillie as a sales apprentice. We are very excited about getting involved with the company and progressing throughout our one year placement. We were in MiddletonMurray&r...

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