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.

6
Aug
2018
Bluefruit Agile Huddle – into the big blue!

Time flies and the first week of our Agile Huddle is already over. In previous years, we’ve created mock projects for teams to work through. However, this year we decided to change things up a bit and use the project to do some good for a local social enterprise.

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.

11
May
2018
The Agile Huddle is back and we are taking it to the next level!

The legendary Agile Huddle is back - offering a unique software development training opportunity! Are you a keen coder looking to gain more experience? Want a chance to put a real software project on your CV to progress your software development career? Bluefruit’s legendary agile huddle is taking a slightly new form this July, teaming up with local social enterprise start up The Rock Pool Project to create a proof of concept project.

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.

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.

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.