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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...

Open Device Lab in Cape Town
February 20, 2013

The web is going everywhere and anywhere it can, and the devices that people consume it on are very varied: from tiny Nokia feature phones to the latest iPad. As web developers, we want to make sure that our sites look and work great everywhere. T...

Five myths about SMEs and public sector procurement
February 18, 2013

Far from being a bad fit for the public sector, SMEs hold the key to key to innovation and can bring jaw-dropping cost savings. Civil servants have often been wary about working with smaller companies, especially when it comes to high-profile are...

There's something in the woodshed
February 8, 2013
Three common misconceptions about Agile in the public sector
February 6, 2013

Agile methodology has its enthusiastic followers in the private sector, but many civil servants are wary about adopting it in the context of government software development and other public sector procurement – usually without good cause. Whilst ...

A New Hope
February 1, 2013
Short and sweet
January 25, 2013
Apps, games and some serious business
January 21, 2013
Happy 2013 Dev Newletter
January 11, 2013
Post-end-of-the-world newsletter - yay we're still here
December 21, 2012
This week's Dev Newsletter
December 17, 2012
HTML5 validation that does not hurt
December 10, 2012

I’m sure probably most of you have used the W3C Validator at some point in the past. Validating markup is quite a standard procedure. In case you want to automate your validation like we do and integrate it into your test suite, our Be Vali...

Cucumbers, Missed High Fives, Dancing Hungarians and more...
December 7, 2012
This week: Faster Rails tests, Interactive Video, Lovely Interface...
November 30, 2012
Installing Sphinx 0.9 on Mountain Lion using Homebrew
November 26, 2012

Here at Unboxed we often need to support older, legacy software. Keeping legacy software in a working condition while development platforms evolve could be sometimes tough. Most Rails applications in the past have been making use of Sphinx‘...

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