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The journey from conference to ‘makeshift’ workshop
The Onboarding process at Holiday Extras is a 12-week initiation for all new employees. Now in my twelfth week, how have I found it? What has it involved? And has Holiday Extras lived up to my expectations?
Micro-services and configuration, a different approach.
Moving to a micro-services architecture is the dream right? We’ve been breaking up our monolith at HX for a few years now and winning in all sorts of areas such as better code reuse, greater decoupling of functionality and quicker release cycles. We did very quickly however come a cross...
A Tester's Nightwatch
Nightwatchjs is the preferred choice of automated testing framework in the business and it made sense for me to take an interest and look into what the pros and cons Nightwatch has from a tester's perspective.
An Introduction to Testing for Accessibility
How can testers and other members of the team learn about accessibility? How can we design inclusive experiences and test for accessibility barriers?
Config Driven Development
The situation is always the same; you jump into your nice clean code to litter it with business logic that is likely to change in the future, running the risk of introducing new bugs and possibly breaking existing functionality. Surely there's a better solution?
Feedback and Software Development
The opportunities and benefits of feedback in software development
My thoughts on Women in Tech
This year I’ve done a lot of recruitment and all of the engineers I’ve recruited have been male. Why?
At Holiday Extras we use git to version control our projects. With an ever growing Web Team, more and more developers, software engineers and architects are contributing to an ever increasing number of projects. This means we need to carefully manage how and when code is deployed from development to...
Isn't that YOUR job?
How following a textbook approach to role divisions is the opposite of agile