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Symfony for frontend developers #2 – Twig templates

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction Symfony projects don’t have to use the Twig templating language, but it’s very useful.  We use it on all our Symfony2 projects here at White October. If you’re a frontend developer, Twig will be both a blessing and a curse. […]

ALL YOUR BAS3

The third All Your Base conference is happening next month here in Oxford, with our John Wards presiding. AYB was John’s idea back in 2012, and he does an amazing job curating and chairing the only database conference of its kind in the UK! Jeni Tennison, Technical Director at Open Data Institute, will kick things […]

We’re brimming with pride….

… for Paragon Community Housing Group. They’ve just won Best Digital Marketing at the National Housing Awards 2014 for a website which the judges “found easy, smooth to use, creatively good looking and intuitive.” We couldn’t be more chuffed. It’s simple really.  The win was down to the Paragon team’s creative efforts to streamline their […]

“Wearable tech is top choice for most promising innovation”, say developers at this year’s jQuery UK

The majority of developers attending jQuery UK are spending more time on projects for mobile this year, and opt for wearable tech such as Apple Watch and Google Glass as top choice for most promising innovation. Developers attending this year’s jQuery UK conference in Oxford were asked what they thought was the most promising technology […]

Symfony for frontend developers #1 – where are my files?!

This article is part of a series; see Symfony for frontend developers for more. Introduction When I work with the frontend developers who are styling the pages I’ve made in Symfony, one question I’m often asked starts “Where is… ?”  This article is an attempt to answer that question. Caveat A lot of the folder […]

Symfony for frontend developers

Summary We’re building up a series of blog posts on “Symfony for frontend developers”.  Links will be added here as articles are published: Symfony for Frontend Developers #1 Where are my files? Symfony for frontend developers #2 – Twig templates Symfony for frontend developers #3 – Setting Twig variables Symfony for frontend developers #4 – […]

Book Club – ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Earlier this year, we started a book club at White October to bring together a group of people wanting to read books for their personal development, but needing motivation and peer support to get the most out of it. Our first book chosen was ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) by David Allen, hoping it would help […]

Introducing DO PM: Oxford’s First Digital Project Management Meet-Up

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford. Life as a PM has many twists and turns. One minute you are the baddie or the enforcer – telling everyone to get back to work; whilst the next minute you’re the destroyer of beautiful dreams – telling the […]