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Tech round-up: Nov 30th

By Box UK

It's time for our regular tech round-up, containing the very best links our dev community have been sharing recently. 

What makes a good bug report?

By Sian Prescott

Bug reports are crucial for a smooth and successful development process. Here, Box UK tester Sian Prescott looks at some of the most important information to include if you want your reports to deliver maximum value.

A history of IoT at Box UK

By Alistair Gibbs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredibly hot topic right now. Here, Box UK's IT Manager Alistair Gibbs explains how we've been using it for years.

Handy tools for testing

By Sian Prescott

Looking for ways to streamline the process of testing your websites and applications? Check out the tools suggested here by Box UK Tester Sian Prescott.

Ansible and Windows

By Kristian Jones

Do you use Windows as part of your infrastructure? Do you want to automate Windows in a simple way? Ansible now has expanded support for Windows.

Failing first when developing software

By Tom Houdmont

Testing code offers many benefits - but why do we write the tests first? Principal Developer Tom Houdmont explains.

An Sitecore WFFM error: solved

By Charlie Afford

Having issues with your Sitecore forms? Charlie Afford shares a potential solution in this post.

Reducing congestion with blackfire.io

By Robert Rhoades

Noticed performance issues on a project, but don’t understand the cause? Box UK Developer Rob Rhoades explains how the Blackfire tool helped us recently.

Hacktoberfest 2015

By Ian Jenkins

Throughout October, members of the Box UK developer community participated in Hacktoberfest. Here, Principal Developer Ian Jenkins explains what the event was all about.

SwanseaCon 2015

By Tony Dronfield

For Tony Dronfield, Adam Tornhill’s talk “Treat Your Code as a Crime Scene” was a highlight of this year’s SwanseaCon. Here, he shares what he learned.

@hubot What beers are on at my local pub?

By Robert Rhoades

Developer Rob Rhoades explains how node.js chatroom bot Hubot enables us to see what beers are on tap at the Box UK local.

Setting up permissions in Sitecore

By Charlie Afford

Setting up permissions in Sitecore is vital to enable functionality such as private login areas – here we show you how to do it.

Tracking PDFs with Google Tag Manager

By Ross Hulley

A recent development project required a solution to tracking users viewing PDF documents, which called for some exploring...

Solr and unit testing

By Charlie Afford

I remember developers often remarking “Unit testing is hard because there is no way of isolating the Sitecore context”...

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