10
Apr
2018
Traveling back in time at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park

One of our Bluefruit colleagues recently visited the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park which hosts the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers. The museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through to the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

7
Mar
2018
Last but not least – meet our apprentice Elliot Paull!

It's National Apprenticeship Week - time for us to introduce you to our third apprentice, Elliot Paull! In his blog post, Elliot will talk us through his experience during his apprenticeship and demonstrates one of his projects in a short video. During that work-related project, he not only shows some programming skills but also uses TDD to continue developing the game. Well done Elliot!

1
Mar
2018
Responsibilities of a Software Test Engineer

Hi, I’m Heather and I’m a Test Engineer here at Bluefruit. In this blogpost, I’m going to explain what Software Test Engineers at Bluefruit do, and how this can be of benefit to both software teams and clients. Testing is a vast, and tremendously important topic in software development. To be a good tester, you don’t necessarily have to know how to code, though you must be extremely inquisitive and have a good eye for detail.

26
Feb
2018
Please welcome our 3 new team members!

Jack Skerrett, Peter Trevan and Kristofer Wills (left to right)

After a few very busy months of hiring, we want to take a minute to introduce our newest team members. Say Hello to Jack Skerrett, our new Test Engineer and Kristofer Wills along with Peter Trevan which both have started as Junior Software Engineers! Welcome to Bluefruit!

25
Jan
2018
Meet Ian – our Bluefruit apprentice!

We recently introduced you to Jordan, who wrote a blog article about her inspiring journey from a Mission to Mars attendee to becoming a Software Developer here at Bluefruit. As promised, we are super happy to share another great guest article with you, written by Ian. Ian tells us a bit more on what it’s like to be a Bluefruit apprentice.

15
Jan
2018
Monday Motivation: It’s the little things that count.

Over the past week there has been a large amount of news coverage on the huge amount of plastics washed up on Cornish beaches. Inspired, a few members of the Bluefruit team decided it would be fun to do a beach clean over lunch. We rallied the troops and made the 10 minute drive down to Portreath only to find a very clean looking beach.

4
Jan
2018
Hello 2018!

Hello 2018! Happy new year from everyone here at Bluefruit. Here is to the next 365 days of high quality software development! Are you seeking a new challenge in your career? Would you like to join us for the next 365 (and more) days of awesomeness? We are looking for Senior Developers and Developers! Head over to our careers page to get more information about those fantastic opportunities.

19
Dec
2017
Merry Christmas from Bluefruit!

Christmas is (almost) here! Just a little reminder that our Bluefruit office will be closed between December 23rd and the 2nd of January 2018. The whole Bluefruit team is wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and happy holiday. See you next year...

12
Dec
2017
We live (and work) where you holiday!

Winter has arrived, and whilst temperatures are plummeting throughout the whole UK, delivering snow and ice, Cornwall still surprises with sunshine and temperatures around 10 degrees. Here in Cornwall “winter” means good waves, empty beaches, frosty but sunny mornings, and Christmas lights in those tiny harbour villages.

29
Nov
2017
Paul Massey talks about “Estimates & Contracts”

This time of year, we are busy planning our annual Christmas party. The recent cold weather has made us reminisce about warm Cornish summer days when one of our favourite conferences takes place: Agile on the Beach! More than 400 attendees joined the conference in Falmouth, which stretched over 2 days. It covered talks on 5 different themes from software development (including coding, testing, delivery techniques, and tools) to agility in business.