The thinking

The importance of prototyping

As the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledgehammer on the construction site”.

07-11-17

What is a Usability Evaluation?

How we measure ease-of-use and what we typically provide for our customers.

26-10-17

What is quality?

Is quality an objective measurement and can it truly be defined and applied to software?

12-10-17

Why we write on walls

Musings about the benefits of prototyping and putting sketches on show

28-09-17

Our story

In 2012 husband and wife team Ric and Emily Hill escaped the big city of London and created what is now Ghyston - here is their story.

11-09-17

Softwire Bristol is becoming Ghyston

We are becoming Ghyston! Here's what it means for you.

01-09-17

What's with the name?

According to Bristol legend, Ghyston was a bright and industrious giant who won a challenge by digging the Avon gorge.

14-08-17

When should I outsource?

Is outsourcing always the best option? We bring you a handy flowchart to help you decide.

11-08-17

Why code reviews are crucial

We practice code reviews as a core part of our process - because we have found that they significantly reduce the total cost of ownership.

11-08-17

The key to collaborative software development and knowledge transfer

Our philosophy on developer empowerment and how we put it into practice.

08-08-17

Developing dashboard items for JIRA

We use JIRA to track tasks and issues on all of our projects, facilitating collaboration and tracking progress; many of our customers also find custom JIRA dashboards very useful. Here's how they work.

07-08-17