January 2017

  • 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...

  • Shiny new Research

    This week, we went live with the new Research Collection. It’s not an insignificant milestone - it’s the first top level section we’ve launched in our content transition project. The new Collection introduces many improvements. Showcasing a wider range of...

  • One Hour Upgrade - January 2017 edition

    The first One Hour Upgrade of 2017 was a compact but busy event with a number of interesting proposals put forward for consideration. In total, there were 16 new stories added to the backlog by 7 participants. Of those, 8...

  • Exploring new ways of writing about our research

    One of the most common content types we currently use for our research content is a press release. Or a news item, which is what we call them after slightly repurposing them for the website. In the past three months,...

  • Worldwide: the journey so far

    Shipping the third edition Before the Christmas holiday, we launched the latest edition of Worldwide: the end-of-year review. It was the time of the year to look in the rearview mirror and celebrate what Bath has achieved throughout 2016. The...