What's The Purpose Of Your App?

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productdevelopment
apps
innovation

In this post I'd like to consider the importance of a solidly defined purpose in the world of apps.

An entire feature in the Evening Standard appeared recently on Candy Crush describing it as 'the Crystal Meth of the commute'!

This repetitive game has become an addiction for half ...

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DabApps Tops Government Digital Survey

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news
recognition
digitalservices

DabApps has come out on top in a recent government digital services survey.

The assessment exercise, conducted in March, invited 175 registered digital suppliers on the Digital Government Framework to take part, and the results have just recently been published.

Participants were rated in ten areas, designed to highlight the ...

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What'sApp Next?

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productdevelopment
apps
innovation

The big startup news story of 2014 so far has been the acquisition of WhatsApp - for an astonishing $19 billion.

One Silicon Valley source said he believed WhatsApp employed fewer than 100 people. "Probably five people are going to be rich beyond belief, the rest are going to be rich ...

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Redesigning Django's generic class based views

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django
python
technical

Introducing django-vanilla-views: a simplified redesign of Django's generic class-based views.

A recent thread on the Django developers mailing list has been discussing adding class hierarchy diagrams to the documentation for generic class based views.

For me, this thread highlighted just how awkward the current implementation is.

Let's take ...

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Brighton Digital Festival: DabApps Open Studio

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brighton
brightondigitalfestival
news
training

We're very excited to be involved this year with the Brighton Digital Festival, as one of the Wired Sussex Open Studios.

Brighton Digital Festival

On the 24th September, we'd like to give the Brighton Digital Festival community an opportunity to get a taste of some of the things we know best ...

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Web API performance: profiling Django REST framework

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django
djangorestframework
python
technical

When discussing the scalability of Web services there seems to be a tendency for some developers to overly focus on the framework being used, based on the mistaken assumption that smaller means faster, rather than considering the architecture of the application as a whole. We've seen several cases of ...

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