PHP UK 2015: Superbikes and diversity

PHP UK 2015: Superbikes and diversity

Phew. We’ve only just recovered from the mammoth celebration and stellar conference that was the 10th PHP UK. And what a show it was.

After thoroughly feasting on some of the best food we’ve ever seen at a conference, Yitzchok Willroth kicked off the schedule with an inspirational talk which had half of the audience itching to contribute to more open source projects and the other half searching for their nearest user group.

Here's a quick round up of the rest of the event's highlights.

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iKOS Digital and The Inviqa Group join forces to deliver elite Drupal expertise across Europe

iKOS Digital and The Inviqa Group join forces to deliver elite Drupal expertise across Europe

The Inviqa Group, a European leader in enterprise web application development, is delighted to welcome iKOS, a specialist Drupal agency, to the group to deliver Drupal expertise to a prestigious roster of new and existing clients.

By bringing together the highly-skilled teams of iKOS and SensioLabs UK, home of the Symfony framework, iKOS will offer unparalleled Drupal expertise to enterprises keen to take advantage of the new Drupal 8 release, which is heavily based on Symfony2.

 

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Who's Running The Show? A guide to gaining control of your web applications

Who's Running The Show? A guide to gaining control of your web applications

Developing an effective web presence is crucial for the large majority of businesses today. Whether meeting the needs of your staff or those of your customers and partners, online applications can deliver better business performance, drive down costs and speed time to market. Yet CIOs and business managers find themselves frustrated by project complexity, cost, and vendor lock-in, all of which impacts time-to-market.

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Marcello Duarte awarded Best Technical Agile Coach/Mentor at UK Agile Awards

Marcello Duarte awarded Best Technical Agile Coach/Mentor at UK Agile Awards

It’s official; Marcello Duarte, our Head of Training, is the UK’s Best Technical Agile Coach.

Beating stiff competition from the country’s leading trainers, Marcello was awarded the prestigious title at last night’s Agile Awards where more than 150 attendees turned out in black tie to celebrate the best Agile practitioners in the country.

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Inviqa DevDay: A preview into our internal conference

Inviqa DevDay: A preview into our internal conference

With 140+ colleagues in seven offices across the UK, it can be tricky to get the whole company together. 

That's why we introduced Inviqa DevDay, our conference for all our staff.

Usually an internal event, we thought we'd lift the lid on what actually happens at DevDay with insight from the people who know it best. 

 

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Introducing Service APIs: Learning how Service APIs can streamline your development efforts

Introducing Service APIs: Learning how Service APIs can streamline your development efforts

Every company starts with a single website or web application, but as a company’s internet presence grows, many different applications and websites are deployed. With a traditional approach of treating each of these applications as a completely separate solution, a number of problems occur: common functionality is implemented inconsistently across applications, maintenance costs are high and time to market for new applications suffers.

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It’s time to hug your sysadmin

It’s time to hug your sysadmin

Whether it’s a cup of tea, a sincere thanks or a hug, you have a new priority on your to do list; show your sysadmin some appreciation. No matter how tough your working week has been, it’s a pretty fair bet they’ve had a busier one than you.

Here are three big reasons why the unsung heroes of your IT team deserve your appreciation.

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The Ultimate Guide To Improving Online User Experience With espreSSO

The Ultimate Guide To Improving Online User Experience With espreSSO

How many passwords do you have to remember on a daily basis? Think about all the systems, applications and websites that you regularly access – how many different sets of credentials do you need to keep track of to use them all? Then consider this: how many passwords do your customers – internal or external – need to remember to use all the various applications (websites, intranets, extranets) your organisation maintains?

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8 Tips For Avoiding Vendor Lock-In with Web Applicatons

8 Tips For Avoiding Vendor Lock-In with Web Applicatons

Vendor lock-in makes a customer dependent on a supplier for a product or service, and unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs or inconvenience. While standards, bodies and an increased focus on interoperability have helped reduce the threat of application lock-in, web site and web application development can still be a minefield.

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Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

At risk of reigniting a long and overwrought language war, PHP gets a bad rap.

But where did this reputation come from? Is it still valid?

And why, if it’s such a nightmare, are more than 43,600,000 live websites built on it?

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