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  • Choosing a visual regression testing tool

    We've recently been working on getting visual regression testing up and running for bath.ac.uk. Back in October, Liam blogged about our earlier research into visual regression testing. But if you need a refresher... Visual regression testing in a nutshell Visual regression...

  • Editorial style never goes out of fashion

    Keeping it stylish We editors like to keep ourselves in style. I'm not saying we're obsessed with the sartorial (although we do enjoy a nice cable-knit jumper), just that we like to make sure we're following and updating our Editorial style...

  • I love it when a sprint comes together

    Last month marked my two-year anniversary at the University. I’m a Web Content Editor, and I’ve held the position at two faculties. I joined as maternity cover for Saskia in the Faculty of Science and later moved to a permanent...

  • One Hour Upgrade - March 2017 edition

    This March we brought the sunshine with a productive One Hour Upgrade. We had a record 19 stories submitted to the backlog, pruning those down to a manageable 8 with careful voting and some team discussion. Participants opted to pair...

  • Making our Slackbot open source

    Back in November, I blogged about writing a Slackbot for our team to provide editorial guidance on request. We recently decided to make the bot open source. You can now see all the code on Github. A very brief introduction...

  • A day in the life of a developer

    This is the first in a 'Day in the Life' series for the different roles in the Digital team. If you've ever wondered what our team gets up to on an average day, or what it's like to work in a...

  • From Awe to Roar – My first weeks in Digital

    It has been just over two weeks since I joined the Digital team as a developer. Before, I had spent ten years working for a small business in a similar role, plus dabbling in accounting, data analysis, operations and database...

  • Me first big ship

    Ahoy there! Me name is Tegan and I be Digital’s fresh meat. I joined on the first o' December last year. I’m not long graduated from university, with twenty months in industry, tamin’ the wild seas of the web. I’m...

  • Early review of research ethics content performance

    In October, I worked on improving the information we provide about research integrity and ethics. To deliver the new section, I worked with subject matter experts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office and the Office of the University Secretary. When we started,...

  • Adding a state machine to a Rails application

    We recently implemented a state machine in the Content Publisher. While this isn't a change many people will notice, it does lay the foundation for further improvements which we hope will benefit our users. This work also contributed to my ongoing...