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05 Mar 2014

A REST API using pure Java

By Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan explains how he found a way to rapidly create a REST API using the Java-based Spark micro-framework.

21 Feb 2014

Putting the spark back into Marks & Sparks

By Chris Bangs

As Marks and Spencer re-launches their website, Box UK's User Experience (UX) Consultant Chris Bangs takes a look at some of the site's key features.

29 Jan 2014

NHS Hack Weekend: a review

By Sam Knight

Recently developers in Cardiff joined forces with medical professionals for #NHSHD. Here Sam Knight reveals how a team of Box UK coders did.

24 Jan 2014

A pull request heard around the world

By Box UK

A response to a pull request from a Box UK developer had a huge impact online.

23 Jan 2014

HTTP concurrency & the NetSuite API

By Box UK

There are many possible solutions to managing HTTP concurrency. Here's an approach taken on a recent Box UK project.

20 Jun 2013

What is Sitecore: a developer's view

By Box UK

We explore some of the key features of the award-winning Sitecore CMS.

28 May 2013

Unboxing: vim-fireplace

By Box UK

Introducing vim-fireplace, a plugin providing nREPL functionality for Clojure, to see how it compares with Swank and Slime.

23 Apr 2013

Stop technical debt from crushing coders!

By Box UK

Working on projects with a lot of technical debt can demoralise even the best coders. What is it, and how can we avoid it?

09 Apr 2013

Literate documentation with Docco

By Box UK

Documentation is vital to successful software projects. Can literate programming tool Docco help us to explain ourselves?

28 Mar 2013

Planning for uncertainty

By Owen Phelps

Owen Phelps explores the difficulties inherent in software estimation and the ways our process manages uncertainty and minimises risk.

28 Feb 2013

Introducing QA

By Box UK

We challenge misconceptions around QA's role in software development, focusing on key benefits.

22 Feb 2013

Filtering Associations with Doctrine 2

By Jon Morgan

Principal Developer Jon Morgan explores solutions to filtering associations when using Doctrine 2 entities.

07 Feb 2013

Deploy any branch with Capistrano

By Box UK

Box UK Developer Gareth Rees explains how to deploy any branch to a server using Capistrano.

23 Jan 2013

PHPUnit & XDebug

By Box UK

XDebug greatly helps with pragmatic code coverage but can affect performance. How can this challenge be resolved?

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