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A fair point – It’s the price you pay

Our technology capability continues to grow at an exponential rate. From Moore’s Law to Gilder’s law, well-known trends provide ample evidence that there will be no plateau in our use of technology. The social effects are just as astonishing: ten years ago the job of app developer, big data analyst or cloud services engineer didn’t […]

MedicineAfrica connects medical community to transform global health services

Following is a shortened press release. November 2014 – MedicineAfrica is an online platform giving healthcare workers in resource poor settings access to the global health workforce, for education and support. It combines social networking space with online teaching functions for use in low bandwidth areas, so that medical communities worldwide can benefit from expert […]

Building a Business seminar: a taster of last night

Our MD, Dave Fletcher, presented last night in the Building a Business series at the Saïd Business School. He shared 12 years of product development experience to help start-ups avoid some of the common pitfalls. Here is a taster of the seminar… A number of years back I was involved in one of my first […]

Building a Business seminar: why we’re excited

Our MD, Dave Fletcher, is due to present at this year’s Building a Business seminar series at the Saïd Business School. He’s pretty excited about it and here he tells us why… There are a number of things I’d loved to have been told before I started out. How to avoid the pitfalls of product development […]

What do the new Symfony “Best Practices” mean for frontend developers?

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. The Symfony team recently published a Best Practices document outlining their recommendations for all sorts of things about how Symfony applications should be developed. If your team has adopted these best practices, what will that mean for you as a frontend […]

A Lovies double – two White October projects win

White October is proud to announce that two online projects have won coveted Bronze 2014 Lovie Awards. Education charity Hamilton Trust, one of the most valued resources for UK primary school teachers, wins in the Schools and Education category. Open Data Institute, which is pioneering the global evolution of open data culture, wins in Government […]

The problem with generalisations is…

Last week we held our third All Your Base conference in Oxford. It’s a one-day, single track conference on data and databases. It’s a fully curated conference and we work hard to balance interest and budget to end up with 10 or 11 excellent speakers from around the world. Just as we want the talk […]

Symfony for frontend developers #5 – Assets and Assetic

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction Symfony has some useful functionality for dealing with your site’s assets – its javascripts, images and stylesheets.  Most Symfony apps also use “Assetic” to provide even more power and control.  This blog post helps you understand how these asset-management approaches […]