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Highlights from the Bath Digital Festival Web Day

Senior Programmer Stephen Norris recently took a day out of the Cogapp studio, for the Bath Digital Festival Web Day. He shares his thoughts on the themes and talks at the conference, which included APIs; Software as a Service; what SEO means in 2014; some interesting newspaper publishing systems; web accessibility; and e-commerce.

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Reporting back from the FullStack conference, London

Last week Cogapp Front End Developer Matt Hollings spent two days at the new conference, FullStack. Read this for Matt's highlights of the event - and a few thoughts about the renaissance of JavaScript.

Matt is a member of Cogapp's excellent Tech Department. Why not join him? Have a look at our Careers page. Or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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Museums and the Web Asia, 2014 - Part 3

Cogapp Senior Producer Joshua Routh reports back from the Asian branch of the world's largest museum technology conference. You can read the first two parts of this series here.

Day 2 continued

I wish I had time to write about all the presentations and debates here. Here are some selected highlights:

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Museums and the Web Asia, 2014 - Part 2

Cogapp Senior Producer Joshua Routh reports back from the Asian branch of the world's largest museum technology conference. To catch up on Part 1, click here.

Day 2

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Lightning talkers getting a dirty look from the slide deck.

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Museums and the Web Asia, 2014

Cogapp Senior Producer Joshua Routh reports back from the Asian branch of the world's largest museum technology conference. 

Day 1

Museums and the Web Asia 2014 started today, and I'm lucky enough to be here with hundreds of other museum people, in South Korea.

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Museum Ideas 2014: a round up

This week Alex Morrison, Joe Baskerville and Louise Rawlinson attended the Museum Ideas conference. Here is Louise's account of the day.

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Indoor positioning

Indoor positioning technology - when it really works - will revolutionise environments such as retail and museums.  Cogapp Graduate Developer Adrian Hindle had a rare opportunity to work with indoor positioning in depth within a research environment. In this piece he shares the opportunities and difficulties with indoor positioning that he encountered when developing and testing with a team in Geneva.

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Bluetooth Low Energy Devices Part 3: iBeacons everywhere

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In which I create a simple internal analytics system out of inexpensive bits and pieces...

You can read the first two parts of this series here:

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Systems administration and spaceships: the FLOSS UK conference

Last Friday was SysAdmin Day, which reminded me about the FLOSS UK conference for systems and network administrators that I attended back in March. Here's a selection of my highlights.
 
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Linting tools: Javascript, Python, JSHint and PEP8

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of our coding output, the tech department at Cogapp have recently introduced linting tools into our toolchain.

What is linting?

Linting is a process whereby a computer is used to run over code, and pick up any suspicious activity that are likely to be bugs. It's a handy safety net for catching at a very early stage any potential coding errors. It's also invaluable in ensuring the cleanliness of our code, and consistency of formatting between developers

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