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.

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.

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.

16
Nov
2017
From Mission to Mars attendee to Bluefruit Apprentice

A few weeks ago, Bluefruit hosted another successful Mission to Mars course with Software Cornwall. Mission to Mars is a 4-day software development course for young people. During their time together each team tackles the challenge of writing software for our “Mars Rovers". Read more about our apprentice Jordan's inspiring journey from a Mission to Mars attendee to becoming a Software Developer with us. Thank you, Jordan, for sharing your experience and thoughts with us.

12
Oct
2017
Code Smells: Improving a sense of smell in low level debugging

Code Smells...But what is exactly a code smell? Most developers are good at scrutinising code to look for bugs and errors – does the code do what it is supposed to do? Code smells are indicators about parts of the code which are not habitable – is the code readable, easily understandable and extendable, and maintainable?

18
Sep
2017
Say Hi to our 3 amazing Bluefruit apprentices!

We are very excited to introduce Bluefruit’s new Software Developer apprentices Elliot, Ian and Jordan. These guys have gone through a serious selection procedure which included a cyber dojo session, additional development and testing exercises and a presentation to our Team Leads and Paul.

5
Sep
2017
Quality in Embedded Software – How Do We Achieve It?

In our previous blog post we talked about why high quality software is so critical to Bluefruit and that it is at the heart of everything we do. This week we'd like to speak about HOW we achieve quality in our projects. Hint: it's all to do with good communication, testing, and more testing!

28
Jun
2017
Unhackable: 5 Ways to Connect with your Engineers on Embedded Software Security

One of the greatest risks when developing a smart/connected product is security. As we've seen with the Wannacry attack and the further global attack on the 27th of June, there’s no shortage of hackers seeking vulnerabilities to exploit. Secure products rely on the expertise of software developers. To help, we’ve put together a list of 5 practices to protect both your products and more importantly your users.