Boxing to Beat Cancer

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community

So, in an attempt to vary our blog content (and raise some money for charity!), I'm going to veer away from tech or business and talk about something totally different: boxing.
Yes, you read it right, boxing. In just over a week, I'm taking part in a charity ...

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I’d Like To Tell You About Brighton & Hove Skills Exchange...

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community

Why? Because it's been a real success story for DabApps.

Skills Exchange is an organisation I first came into contact with back in 2013 when I attended one of their promotional events. Here I learned first hand from those who had taken part in the Skills Exchange program just ...

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New Kids On The Block

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community
education
careers

The early part of 2015 has seen DabApps connecting with Brighton's next generation of developers and designers. It's been great to witness so many different groups exploring the opportunities that surround us in this digital hub of a city.

Since the start of the year we've welcomed ...

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Sustainable open source management.

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open-source

One of the main difficulties in managing an open source project is how to maintain it without burning out.

The issue list is an open invitation for contributions which require your time and attention, which can be both beneficial and harmful.

As a maintainer on a project you are uniquely ...

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Django models, encapsulation and data integrity

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django python technical

A design issue we've found when building large Django applications is that model instances lack any real encapsulation. As codebases grow it becomes difficult to make any cast-iron guarantees that you really are enforcing application-level data integrity.

We'll take an example of user accounts to demonstrate the issue ...

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How Recruiting Graduates Benefits Our Business

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recruitment
careers

As DabApps has expanded over the past few years, one of the issues that we've had to deal with is how to recruit good quality staff. We're a company with a focus on specific technologies, and we need staff who have the right skills and are keen to ...

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