30
Jan
2019

Welcome to our new series "Meet the Engineers". Follow our journey through the office, profiling our awesome team members who work in different teams and roles here at Bluefruit. What is a typical day here at Bluefruit? What are their jobs like? Apart from a high caffeine tolerance and a passion for pasties - what skills did they develop here at Bluefruit or what skills help them with their day-to-day work? Let's start with Jack, Software Test Engineer at Bluefruit Software.

21
Aug
2018
Mind Hygiene – tips to avoid digital distraction

A few weeks ago, some of our Bluefruit colleagues joined the Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference in London. Jane Orme (Bluefruit Software Engineer) recaps one of the talks, addressing mental wellbeing and tips to help us with our digital behaviours - in a world of social media distractions.

13
Aug
2018
Burnout in Agile Teams – what are Bluefruit’s strategies to prevent it?

One of our favourite conferences “Agile on the Beach” took place 3 weeks ago in Falmouth. If you haven't come across it yet and work in an agile / tech environment we really recommend this conference which boasts multiple talks over 2 days, exploring the latest techniques Software Development & Delivery, Business Agility, Agile Teams & Practices, Product Design, and Management.

13
Jun
2018
Behaviour Driven Development with Gherkin

Efficient software development occurs when the required functionality is understood unambiguously prior to development work commencing. The key goal is to describe the behaviour concisely in a human-readable way that non-technical stakeholders can understand. These conversations start communication about the requirements very early, improving quality and understanding for everyone involved.

26
Mar
2018
Agile on the Beach Coding Retreat 2018

Agile on the Beach code retreat

For most of us a retreat is a place where you can relax, unwind, find solitude, or remain in silence. Not quite what our colleagues had in mind when they signed up for a 2-day Coding Retreat, hosted by Agile on the Beach and run by gurus Kevlin Henney and Jon Jagger.

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.