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”.


What is a Usability Evaluation?

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


What is quality?

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


Why we write on walls

Musings about the benefits of prototyping and putting sketches on show


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.


Softwire Bristol is becoming Ghyston

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


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.


When should I outsource?

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


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.


The key to collaborative software development and knowledge transfer

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


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.