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Going to war on tight deadlines

By Ian Jenkins

Can a 'war room' help development teams increase productivity?

Unboxing: guerrilla testing

By Gavin Harris

In the first of a series of factsheets on user testing approaches, UX Consultant Gavin Harris explains what "guerrilla" testing is.

Is Node.js ready for the big time?

By Steve Anderson

Node.js is maturing, and it now powers services for some huge companies. Steve Anderson decided to try it out one afternoon and never went back

Bilingual design

By Gafyn Townsend

Designer Gafyn Townsend explores questions to address when producing designs in multiple languages to ensure a great user experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is Sitecore: a developer's view

By Box UK

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

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.

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?

Literate documentation with Docco

By Box UK

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

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.

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