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Careers
From his internship at Scott Logic, Harry was particularly keen to expand his skills and knowledge around web applications, and also get a real taste of what it’s like to build software for complex and demanding clients.
Tech
In this post we look at X3D and how it offers a simple declarative approach for including 3D visualisations in web pages in a way that is supported by major browsers.
Careers
At first, Isabelle Atkins was hesitant about applying for a summer internship at Scott Logic, assuming it would require more computational knowledge than she had – but she was pleasantly surprised.
Careers
In this blog, we will introduce four of our new graduate colleagues as they share their experiences of their route into Scott Logic and how Grad Week has gone.
Careers
Jerome wanted an internship that would allow him to work on big, challenging projects and get on with real development work – at Scott Logic, he got what he wished for!
Careers
Three years after graduating and joining Scott Logic as a consultant, I was recently promoted to the position of Senior Developer. It can be challenging to find the right second job after leaving university; in Scott Logic, I found myself in the perfect environment to reach that particular milestone within the company. I wanted to share my experiences through this blog post.
Careers
The summer 2019 intern developers at the Edinburgh office created a web-based art installation that makes use of computer vision. This post describes our application and what you can expect from an internship at Scott Logic.
Careers
Tilly wanted her internship to be at a consultancy firm, allowing her to get some experience working in a real-world environment as part of a team. From Scott Logic, she learnt how important a good working culture is too.
Tech
Caching frontend application bundles isn't as effective when they're updated frequently. In this post, I'll explore the idea of using deltas to update already-cached bundles, and cover some approaches - including one that's feasible today using service workers.
Careers
Find out how Sibela Chinareva found her time during the summer internship in our Bristol office, and the importance of clear communication.
Tech
Reactive programming is a powerful technique for handling data that changes over time, time-bound events, API requests and updating the UI. This post is a summary of how the reactive paradigm works in Android.
Diversity
This year marked the kick-off of Scott Logic’s involvement in LGBTQ+ Pride Month activities around the company, involving people in activities and events that educated, stimulated conversations and raised £850.00 for local LGBTQ+ charities.
Cloud
Transitioning from building monolithic applications to serverless applications is not always easy. This article explores the challenges that one developer from a monolithic background faced while building a serverless application on Amazon Web Services.
Testing
If, like myself, you’ve enjoyed a pretty long career in professional software testing, you will by now have recognised just what a diverse group of people testers are. After reflecting on the various individuals I’ve worked with over the years, I thought it would be a great idea to write about some of their qualities. So here’s a poem, yes a poem! To sum it all up!
Testing
What is a WebSocket and how do you test it? Herb Williams and I have been looking into this for a while now. This is what we found out.
UX Design
This post provides a summary of the main talks and workshops I attended during UX Scotland 2019 as well as my key insights and takeaways from the conference. The blog is centered around the themes of mapping, emotions, focus and silence.
Data Engineering
Create your own Elasticsearch cluster in cloud in next to no time. Leverage ElasticHQ and CloudWatch logging to gain transparency. Excerpts from a client project.
Tech
Why Java Developers can gain from C++, what C++ can gain from Java Developers, and how the language has made itself more comfortable for you to make the transition.
Careers
Looking back on the questions I had when I was just starting out, I wanted to share my thoughts and advice to anyone interested in getting into software development.
Tech
Swift combines the type and memory safety of a language like Java with the simplicity and ease of languages like JavaScript and Python. This article will explore some of the language features that, in my opinion, make Swift the most beautiful language to read and write.