Catch up on our latest tech observations and insights.

  • Taming the data beast for better Digital CX

    Data is key to unlocking exceptional customer experience yet enterprises face an unprecedented data sprawl which challenges them to find meaning in the mess. To avoid the common pitfalls around data management and presentation, enterprises must break down their silos and build enduring, scalable solutions that let businesses make sense of their information now and…

  • 5 ways on how you should approach open innovation in your organisation

    Are today’s enterprises approaching innovation in the healthiest and most efficient way? If enterprises are to stay relevant, it’s time to retire outdated approaches to product & service development and embrace open innovation – by which we mean opening up the innovation process to open source solutions and a collaborative approach rather than in siloed…

    James Snell
  • Terms-to-know-when-working-with-a-developer

    Here’s a handy list of commonly-used terms, acronyms and buzzwords that you’ll need to know if working with or within the world of software development, digital design and open source. Whether you are a business-user needing to understand the meaning of the tools, technologies & methodologies used by your IT department or a developer exploring…

    David Clements
    Blog, Development & Tools, Feature articles | 18th February 2019
  • Animating your React apps doesn’t have to be a hassle. With these helpful components and prebuilt animation keyframes, you’ll be adding animation to your apps in no time. Animating is difficult We often forget about how animation is going to feature into our web projects. It’s easy to let this happen – designs tend to…

    Donovan Hutchinson
  • react-hooks

    ‘React Browser Hooks’ is an Open Source library containing several custom hooks that integrate with common browser functionality. The Problem & Our Motivation Often browser events and functions are directly added to components, which can: Add significantly to a component’s footprint Dilute the core functionality and purity of the component leading to less readable code…

    Cian Foley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 7th February 2019
  • The Sourcing Consideration

    Forget about outsourcing or insourcing – jump to co-sourcing! I was struck once again at the recent Noord Group CIO Dialogue in Dublin that the trend of insourcing featured significantly throughout the event. For me, discussions around that recurring theme are still missing a key ingredient: how to leverage niche expertise in strategic partners. The…

    Clare Dillon
    Blog, Co-Sourcing, Strategy | 7th February 2019
  • Utility-first CSS with Tailwind

    Utility-first CSS is the notion of composing many small utilitarian classes together. With this, the aim is to allow you to create robust, scalable and responsive user interfaces for the web. Tailwind is a CSS framework that provides a suite of utility classes out of the box. It also allows you to compose and add…

    Chris Draycott-Wheatley
    Blog, Development, Frontend, Open Source | 6th February 2019
  • React-Hooks

    Twenty years ago I worked for a bank converting Clipper 5 code into Visual Basic as part of Y2K migrations.  I was young and impressionable and I remember my manager said to me, “If something is getting too complex, there’s probably a better way!” Complexity can be a significant barrier for developers considering a new…

    Cian Foley
    Development, Frontend, Open Source | 25th January 2019
  • The NodeConf EU 2018 digital badge was a stunning success that far exceeded every expectation we had and eclipsed our beloved 2017 badge. In this post, I’ll walk you through the several days of the event, explain at a high level how the badge platform worked and also show you the lovely ways in which…

    Conor O'Neill
    Blog, Hardware, Node.js, NodeConfEU, Open Source | 17th December 2018
  • Enterprise-open-source

    This time last month I was at NodeConfEU and was gutted that I had to leave early. But thankfully, all the sessions are available online for my (and your) viewing pleasure. I was looking back over them last week and came across this great discussion on Enterprises, Node.js and open source: the good, the bad…

    Clare Dillon
    Blog, NodeConfEU, Open Source | 12th December 2018
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