Category Archives: Web development

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 […]

Hamilton Trust are delighted to be BETT Award finalists.

Hamilton Trust, working with White October, have been shortlisted for the finals in the Primary Digital Content category for their work over three key educational sites. The main Hamilton Trust website makes adaptable teaching resources available electronically for teachers to use in planning and teaching across Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Their adaptability […]

New hires strengthen skills for White October

We’ve announced a series of recent appointments, continuing to strengthen our offering as a leading digital agency which attracts the best people. The six recruits have filled posts in digital development, design, account management and support and bring the total team to 30. Founder and MD Dave Fletcher says: “We are seeing a marked increase […]

Lessons from inexperience: learning from idealism and your previous managers

Lessons from inexperience? It’s just been announced to the company that I’ve been successful in my application to become a Lead Developer.  Is this a good time to write an article on how to be an excellent Lead Dev?  On first thought, that might sound like an odd (or indeed arrogant) idea.  But bear with […]

A Symfony Developer’s tips, tricks and hacks: How we get the most out of our tools

A lot of the tools I use on a day-to-day basis as a Symfony developer at White October are well-known and widely-used by others.  What other people may not know, however, are the tips, tricks and hacks that I and my team use to get the most out of them. This article explores a few […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Hitachi’s new site sends strong signals

How does a world-leading rail manufacturer like Hitachi Rail Europe help people keep track of its organisation?   From government officials to railway enthusiasts, potential employees to industry commentators, Hitachi Rail Europe speaks to an incredibly wide audience. For anyone who wants to know more about, travel with, talk to or work with Hitachi Rail […]