Blog / Rails

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
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
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 ...

Monetising mobile apps
September 18, 2011

When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs said ‘every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything’. The industry shifted but when Apple opened up the iOS software development kit (SDK) to third...

XPath and escaping a comma
August 30, 2011

For those of you looking for the answer to how to escape a comma in an XPath text match, I’m sorry but I just don’t know it. But if you are using Capybara, have no fear, there is a way round. It was Friday afternoon and I was cleaning...

Using baselines for effective planning
August 21, 2011

I remember my first planning game well. I was very excited. Someone had just mentioned the need for a good bassline and I was about to jump up doing some serious air guitar to Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water, “man this is going to blo...

Mobilising your brand - mobile web vs native apps
July 4, 2011

Smart phones and tablets are changing the way that consumers interact with brands. No longer is it just an online web experience at the office or at home, but now consumers are making purchases, travel arrangements, checking bank statements and ex...

Pivotal Tracker Workflow
June 24, 2011

We use Pivotal Tracker quite a lot these days and I was looking around on the web for a quick image of the Pivotal Tracker Workflow.  I didn’t find much so I did a quick drawing which I thought I would share.  I might put this into...