March 2015

  • A brief overview of the technical platform for alpha.bath.ac.uk

    Our current CMS platform was introduced in 2007. It is a large, monolithic Java application which is hard to extend or customise. For the Alpha of a new CMS we wanted to base it on a popular web framework which...

  • Deploying our Ruby on Rails applications

    We are moving away from a Java based infrastructure to writing applications in Ruby on Rails. An important part of our former infrastructure was the ability to automatically deploy our software via the continuous integration server via a series of...

  • Show & Tell, 13 March 2015

    All our developers were at Bath Ruby, so it was a decidedly content-heavy series of talks this week with the exception of Dan who went all Saul Bass on us whilst describing how media ohh, spoilers. Social media audit –...

  • We’ll come to you - subscribe to our blogs by email

    With increasing numbers of University of Bath blogs appearing and posts about our latest goings-on being published more often, how can people keep track of what’s new? Email subscription We are running a pilot to enable people to subscribe to...

  • Show & Tell, 27 February 2015

    Everything we do now is work preparing towards the next stages for our website so our Show & Tell sessions now have a deeply beta flavour. Pushing code live - Kelvin Kelvin gave us an overview of how we’ve changed...

  • Goodbye Alpha

    On Friday 27th we finished the testing of alpha.bath.ac.uk. The ‘Alpha’ was a project to trial an experimental design, infrastructure and editorial approach for a new University of Bath website. The point of the Alpha The Alpha went live in...