Category Archives: Web development

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine.

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine. Introduction As part of our recent White October Hack Day, I did something very basic using Google’s Natural Language API to extract a list of nouns from a sentence. The detail of what I used it for isn’t important here.  What is important is […]

Handling uploads with App Engine and webapp2

I’ve been developing a prototype with Google App Engine, webapp2 and Python for a few weeks now, and I’m really enjoying it. That said, some things have taken a bit more digging to work out.  This blog post is an attempt to explain one of those areas that I think could do with a bit […]

Upgraded CABI Plantwise app extends help to more farmers

The following is a press release. Global agricultural not-for-profit organisation CABI has worked with digital agency White October to rework and extend the features of its innovative library app for plant factsheets.  The Plantwise Factsheets Library app, now used in 34 countries, is an online mobile resource for CABI Plantwise, a global programme to increase […]

Buon viaggio! Hitachi Rail Italy goes live online

When Hitachi Rail needed a website for its new Italian subsidiary, the team called on us to get it rolling. The new site needed to be in line with Hitachi Rail’s corporate style in terms of look and feel, a task which required great attention to detail from our design team to ensure the new […]

Fidelis commissions online portfolio to launch new insurance model

Insurance and reinsurance provider Fidelis has commissioned White October to design and build its online showcase for innovative underwriting services. Fidelis has recently entered the insurance market with a model designed to ensure rapid and effective responses to insurance challenges while also optimising shareholder returns.  Fidelis Group CEO Richard Brindle explained the new approach when […]

Filling the gap at White October

My name is Tomi and I worked at White October for a year between finishing my A Levels and starting my Computing degree. This blog post is a personal reflection of my gap year at White October. How it all started I first encountered White October when they accepted me for 1 week of work […]

White October app enables cloud connectivity among Delta-T data loggers

The following is a shortened press release.  The full release link is below. White October has developed a web application for Delta-T Devices’ new DeltaLINK-Cloud facility which enables users to easily visualise, interpret and share data from data loggers installed in a range of research and environmental monitoring projects. The web application takes large volumes […]

Debugging – down the rabbit hole (or not!)

We’ve all been there: Developer A: This feature should only have taken an hour to develop.  Next thing I knew, it was two days later and I’d still not solved this weird bug with method X. Developer B: Why didn’t you just stop using method X and start using method Y instead? Developer A is […]

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