The thinking

Test all the things

Why we ‘test’ all aspects of our work, not just software - prior to project inception, throughout the lifecycle and beyond delivery.

17-04-18

By Fraser Powell

How to run a creative workshop

Workshops are a great way to collaborate and solve complex problems together - here are a few tips for facilitating

13-04-18

By Mike Harris

What do we do to make our employees happy? Part 3

The final instalment in a series on what we do to provide a great work environment.

04-04-18

By Emily Hill

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers

A different day in the life of a developer - volunteering at a Robotics challenge for 11-14 year olds.

29-03-18

By Hayley Ross

Automating Humour on Slack with “Memebot”

Matt identified a significant improvement to the experience of office humour - and set about writing a bespoke software solution.

09-03-18

By Matt March

Finding the simplest solution

How one client saved 6-8 working days a year with a one-line formula

16-02-18

By Sam Millner

Why should I care about Code Quality?

Martin talks us through why the software industry should wake up and smell the quality.

06-02-18

By Martin Thorn

Design Ethics at Ghyston

How we design and build with an ethical approach

19-01-18

By Mike Harris

What do we do to make our employees happy? Part 2

In this post I want to talk about the second of our three themes for what we do to create a happy workplace - our employees.

12-01-18

By Emily Hill

Give it up for our charity of the year, Emmaus!

A look back at the last 12 months of supporting our charity of the year, Emmaus Bristol.

14-12-17

By Antonia Reynolds

Stop Bugging Me

Why all software issues seem to be referred to as ‘bugs’ and why we need a better understanding of different types of issues and how to define them.

08-12-17

By Fraser Powell

Farmer, Drummer, Commercial Sales Manager?

Andrew takes us through his career journey to date and the lessons he's learnt along the way.

30-11-17

By Andrew Skinner

What do we do to make our employees happy?

We recently won the Wyle IA award for Bristol’s happiest workplace – here’s the first part in the series on what we do to create such a happy workplace.

21-11-17

By Emily Hill

We're officially the happiest small workplace in Bristol!

What an honour! We’ve just been awarded the accolade of Happiest Small Workplace in Bristol!

17-11-17

By Lauralei Chapman-Ludgate

What is quality?

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

14-11-17

By Fraser Powell

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

By Mike Harris

What is a Usability Evaluation?

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

26-10-17

By Mike Harris

Why we write on walls

Musings about the benefits of prototyping and putting sketches on show

28-09-17

By Mike Harris

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

By Ric Hill

Softwire Bristol is becoming Ghyston

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

01-09-17

By Ric Hill

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

By Ghyston

When should I outsource?

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

11-08-17

By Antonia Reynolds

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

By Jake McKenna

The key to collaborative software development and knowledge transfer

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

08-08-17

By David Linfield

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

By Hayley Ross