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The Magical Quest for Componentisation

I would like, if I may, to ask you an existential question.

What is the core of our job as developers today?

It probably isn’t figuring out the next super cool & complex algorithm.

But rather, what our job probably is, is to take an existing abstraction...

Free Learning

Imagine getting a day every week for your own technical learning. Pick whatever language or framework you like and spend the entire day learning more about it during paid hours! A massive benefit to any developer keen to keep up with a multitude of...

Refactoring towards Functionality

Yesterday, I refactored a method.

Nothing unusual about that - we refactor code constantly. Code is, after all, better described as something grown than something built, and a large part of gardening is keeping the weeds in check. Normally, I wouldn...

Working with parsed VAST documents

Our vast-parser includes a JavaScript helper utility that aims to make working with parsed VAST documents easier. VAST documents allow for many optional fields and so the output JSON objects may look very differently depending on the input. Imagine...

Unruly <3s Java

Unruly has been built on Java and its ecosystem since the company was founded in 2006, and we want to share some of the stuff we’ve been doing with it.

Java 8 has opened the floodgates to new and exciting features that have been anticipated for years...

Updates and news now listed on the front page

The front page on Unruly Tech will now show what’s going on at Unruly.

Updates includes tech talks both hosted at Unruly HQ and presented at other events, initiatives we’re taking such as Developer Exchanges and open roles.

So keep posted!

Modern XP, Join The Mob

The classic “Extreme Programming Explained” encourages us to embrace change and turn up the dials on good practice. But so much has changed in industry since the white book came out; descriptions of how work was done at Chrysler in the 90’s almost...

Conference Club

"The first rule of Conference Club is to talk about talking at conferences"

Presenting at conferences is a great experience where you get to consolidate your knowledge and connect with other people passionate about the same things. But speaking in...

Developer Exchange

Last year Unruly ran a Developer Exchange with 7digital. We're both companies with similar levels of experience in XP/agile development but working in different technology stacks. Our aim was to provide a mutual learning experience and pickup...