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.


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


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.


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.


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.


By Matt March

Finding the simplest solution

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


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.


By Martin Thorn

Design Ethics at Ghyston

How we design and build with an ethical approach


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


By Lauralei Chapman-Ludgate

What is quality?

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


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”.


By Mike Harris

What is a Usability Evaluation?

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


By Mike Harris

Why we write on walls

Musings about the benefits of prototyping and putting sketches on show


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.


By Ric Hill

Softwire Bristol is becoming Ghyston

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


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.


By Ghyston

When should I outsource?

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


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.


By Jake McKenna

The key to collaborative software development and knowledge transfer

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


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.


By Hayley Ross