This year front-end developers working in the Reviews Experience team have been given a great challenge. We needed to lay out the foundations for an upcoming redesign of our core product – Reviews and Advice. The number of people working on the project has been constantly growing. In October 2015, there was one team with … Continue reading Front-end rearchitecture – our journey towards React
We’ve come a long way since the early days of the internet. Static Geocities pages in various garish colours crammed to the gills with dancing baby gifs have made way for far more complex applications – and for some, the flow of information is too rapid to be contained. Over the last 12 months, there … Continue reading Getting the Node-How: Automated Testing with Node.js
This June, myself alongside others from the Which? Digital team had the chance to attend ReactEurope 2016 in Paris. Two years strong, the conference invites members of the React community from across Europe to meet up, share knowledge, engage in workshops and listen to talks from a wide range of industry professionals. One of the … Continue reading Victory – Modular data visualisation components using React
In March, members of the Which? Digital engineering team were given the opportunity to attend BathRuby 2016. BathRuby is an annual conference focusing on everything Ruby, with talks from a wide array of industry professionals. This year, one talk in particular piqued my interest as both a Ruby developer and a musician. This was Xavier … Continue reading Could Sonic Pi help get you into programming and music?
Recruiting for software engineering teams can be tricky; there are over 2 million Google results on “how to” recruit great engineers or agencies offering to do it for you. There are as many different views on interview questions, telephone screens, technical tests and on site assessment days as there are engineers (probably). An important part … Continue reading Silicon Milkroundabout – recruiting and getting recruited!
I wanted to talk about our program of work on Reviews and Advice and the work that the digital team has been doing, with some of our key milestones…. 2013 & the beta We were set a challenge in early 2013 to re-imagine the design of both our product reviews and the accompanying advice content. The goals … Continue reading Reviews – moving beyond the beta