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What 5th October says
October 5, 2012
Newsletter, 1st October
October 1, 2012
RSpec Sitemap matchers for your SEO goodness
September 28, 2012

Not that long ago we released our new website at Unboxed. We took the time to carefully think about how our new site was going to be structured, how our URIs were going to look. We introduced new pages and deprecated or merged others. Needless to...

Boomboxed
September 21, 2012
When Carlo was in Blighty's Land
September 14, 2012
The squish of the week
September 7, 2012
This weeks round up
August 31, 2012
The week that almost didn't happen
August 24, 2012
One Month and Eight Arms: Starting at Unboxed Consulting and Launch...
August 21, 2012

Karlis, Shaban, Stefan and myself (Tom) have been taken on as part of Unboxed Consulting’s third internship programme. During our first few weeks we were given an introduction to Agile and Ruby on Rails. The first week of training involved Agile ...

Investigating a CMS Toolset
August 16, 2012

Here at Unboxed, we’re constantly building content management systems. As the web becomes more dynamic and user-driven, it’s important to provide the necessary tools for clients to control content on their sites. One of our ambitions ...

The Week That Went Better Than The Last
August 9, 2012
The Week In Bitesize Chunks
July 26, 2012
Newsletter
July 19, 2012
Can You Digg It
July 12, 2012
Better Late Than Never
July 8, 2012
This Week In Dev
June 28, 2012
The Week In Dev
June 21, 2012
The Week The Newsletter Almost Became Purple
June 14, 2012
Making JavaScript testing in the browser not suck with Sinon.js (Pa...
June 12, 2012

Writing tests for JavaScript is tough and often overlooked. I’m going to show you how to make it easier to write them with an awesome library called Sinon.js. Getting started There are several mature testing frameworks out there. I have my...

News News News
June 7, 2012
News Of The Week
May 31, 2012
The Week Of Winning
May 24, 2012
The Week That Was
May 17, 2012
The Week In Links
May 10, 2012
Code maintainability - is it a test thing?
April 25, 2012

It has come to my attention of late that there is some clear separation in the testing world about how we write our tests and the level they are written at.  In this separation I see 2 groups of people: - The first group enjoy testing thei...

Tackling the unknown with subdivision
April 13, 2012

I discovered Travis CI the other day. It’s a distributed platform providing web-based continuous integration for your projects. Erm… right? In simpler terms; Travis tests your projects against a wide variety of setups. It monito...

Gemnastics with ActiveRecord
March 11, 2012

Recently, I’ve been building gems in an attempt to get some content out into the open-source community and learn a thing or two along the way. There was one in particular that gave rise to some interesting challenges. The bulk of the gem ...

How do I make my Agile Team more self-organising?
March 2, 2012

@sleepyfox asks: “I’m having trouble with my Agile team, how do I make them more self-organising?” Dear sleepyfox, You will struggle to “make” a self organising Team due to the very nature of the dynamic- how...

Agile Answers
February 22, 2012

About a week ago, I was chatting to one of my friends about his new job. He seemed to be happy, he has a great Team, a friendly and supportive manager, a nice office - overall he was very positive, with the exception of one little niggle. When he ...

Forcing Facebook to Update Your Site's Metadata
February 15, 2012

Recently we launched a new site for one of our customers: http://www.thiswaytoamazing.com/ Up until the launch date we had been re-directing the URL to a different site. The only problem was that the page had a ‘like’ button on it, a...

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