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The web is more than a brochure

The web is more than a brochure 15 July 2014 Traditionally the web has been a place for the consumption of information. News, weather, menu for a local restaurant or opening times of a high street store were all common things you would use your internet connection for. These days things have completely reversed, many internet users are now using

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5 business networking tips for 2014

5 business networking tips for 2014 07 July 2014 Over the past few months we have been trying to attend as many networking events as possible to share with other businesses in South Wales what we do here at Millwood Online. It's been great meeting loads of new people, making great friends, and working with other businesses. We're in

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Taking your idea online

Taking your idea online 03 June 2014 We generally work with startups and SMEs who are trying to turn their ideas into reality. Some of these are public facing applications where the application itself is the company's main business model. Others are internal applications which help support the business. In this blog post we will look at

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Polymorphic associations in Ruby on Rails

Polymorphic associations in Ruby on Rails 07 May 2014 We have recently been working with a project where Polymorphic Associations have been used extensively. Here we'll give an example of how they can be used. Imagine a school or college system where both students and teachers can add posts. The post has an author but this author could

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Add to a Mailchimp list using Gibbon in Ruby

Add to a Mailchimp list using Gibbon in Ruby 28 April 2014 When using Ruby, whether it's Rails or Sinatra, Mailchimp will often play a part in your app. You might be asking users to sign up for you latest app, or just your monthly mailing list. Gibbon is a fantastic gem that makes this really easy.

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Developing the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

Developing the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) 27 April 2014 When building the latest web app is key to nail the MVP (Minimum Viable Product). This is the version you test audience will see first. This is the version that's make or break. No matter how great or poor the idea is, the execution of the MVP will win your

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Definition of done

Definition of done 21 April 2014 When working on client projects we use a very loose agile process. We heavily believe that iterative and incremental development is key to a successful project. We gather requirements for the project as a whole, maybe not strict user stories, but just the functionality needed for each feature. These

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Heroku Subletting - Share the cloud

Heroku Subletting - Share the cloud 01 April 2014 Today we're proud to announce the launch Heroku Subletting, a great way to share Dynos. Since becoming Heroku partners last year we have been looking for ways in which we can improve the integration with their service. Heroku Subletting is that way. Sometimes an application needs more redundancy and

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Planning your SaaS application

Planning your SaaS application 21 March 2014 Idea It all starts with the idea, from there you can create an engaging brand, and easy to understand design and plan the data for development. Brand It's important that an application has a brand. This brand both needs to engage the idea

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Why We Love Ruby (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Ruby (And You Should, Too!) 17 March 2014 While we work on client projects, personal projects and this site using Ruby it's often good to stop and remember why we love ruby so much. Modular nature Most Ruby applications are built upon a series of gems. This makes it easy to build upon applications adding features as

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