Software Development

Why we use React

Within Ghyston we have a department that is dedicated entirely to supporting legacy systems for our clients. A legacy system is one that a business still relies on for some parts of its functionality but uses technology that has been superceded or written in old languages.

Alex Potter 14-05-19 5 minute read

Legacy systems - can they be maintained?

Within Ghyston we have a department that is dedicated entirely to supporting legacy systems for our clients. A legacy system is one that a business still relies on for some parts of its functionality but uses technology that has been superceded or written in old languages.

Martin Thorn 02-05-19 5 minute read

7 questions to ask before appointing a software partner

Embarking on a new software project is a big deal and one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the early stages is which software development company to work with.

Dan Phipps 01-02-19 6 minute read

How do I start writing code?

There are so many programming languages to choose from, choosing the right one to start learning can be a daunting proposition.

Alex Potter 08-01-19 4 minute read

Is Bespoke worth it? Part Two

In part one we asked if custom-written - or ‘Bespoke’ software is worth investing in. Our answer was (unsurprisingly) it depends! This article discusses more about how we think about the business case.

Sam Milner 05-12-18 4 minute read

Developer internships at Ghyston - Andrew

Andrew shares his 8 weeks' experience in the heart of the Ghyston development team.

Ghyston 01-12-18 3 minute read

Breaking into Software Development

Alex discusses where to start with software development, and the outlook that you need to apply for a job.

Alex Potter 22-11-18 3 minute read

Is Bespoke worth it?

Bespoke and Off-the-Shelf software both have pros and cons. Sam discusses these and suggests how to help your business decide.

Sam Milner 16-11-18 3 minute read

Careers fair season is upon us!

We are about to paint the campuses Ghyston Green in the upcoming careers fairs! In this post we take you through how we gain such consistently high feedback from them.

Ghyston 15-10-18 5 minute read

Internships at Ghyston - Marco

In his 8 weeks' work with us Marco has learnt many new things, not only slotting right into the dev team but also into the rowing crew!

Ghyston 18-09-18 3 minute read

Testing out a 3rd party API by making a real app

Tasked with looking into a 3rd party API, we took the opportunity to develop a useful and usable application with unfamiliar technologies

Alex Potter 06-08-18 3 minute read

Manual Testing - an inconvenient truth

Why manual testing will always remain despite increased reliance on test automation, and how it can still provide exceptional value

Fraser Powell 30-06-18 6 minute read

Test All the Things part 2: What are all the things?

A dose of Fraser’s inimitable wisdom on the subject of things.

Fraser Powell 04-05-18 7 minute read

What does Agile really mean?

As a technical pre-sales specialist, Jake strives to slay jargon and buzzwords from conversations with customers. Here's his take on Agile and what you need to know about it.

Jake McKenna 25-04-18 5 minute read

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.

Matt March 09-03-18 5 minute read

Finding the simplest solution

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

Sam Milner 16-02-18 3 minute read

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.

Fraser Powell 08-12-17 5 minute read

When should I outsource?

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

Antonia Reynolds 11-08-17 1 minute read

Why code reviews are crucial

We review all code that we produce - because we know this process significantly reduces the cost of ownership.

Jake McKenna 11-08-17 3 minute read

Building great development teams

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

David Linfield 08-08-17 4 minute read