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.

12
Sep
2017
5 common misconceptions about TDD

We’ve talked a lot about our love of test driven development (TDD) at Bluefruit. From improving the quality to our products to increasing the productivity of our team, we’re die hard TDD fans. However, we realise not everyone is 100% sure TDD is the right approach for their embedded software project.

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!

7
Aug
2017
Happy Birthday Bluefruit!

Today we are celebrating our Birthday. We are turning…17!!!! Time to celebrate and reminiscence – just one year away from 18 – and who knows what’s in store then – we’ll be an adult!

18
Jul
2017

In response to some concerns raised about Test Driven Development (TDD) in the embedded software industry, we thought we'd share a video of one of our team leads explaining why he loves TDD and feels its one of the most critical agile practices a junior software engineers can learn.

7
Jul
2017
Agile on the Beach 2017 is ON!

2 days, 3 evenings, 5 different panel tracks and over 400 attending the Agile on the Beach conference here in Falmouth, Cornwall!

29
Jun
2017
Cornwall Gets Geeky in July

From our own Cornish Comic-Con to a multi-day Agile conference – July in Cornwall has a huge amount to offer the Geek community. Here is our quick breakdown of everything that’s going on, including a number of events we’re very excited to be a part of. Some of these still have tickets available so be sure to check them out.