We’re currently working to add a new point on sustainability to the Technology Code of Practice. We’re adopting a user-led and iterative approach to policy to ensure the new point is as useful and effective as possible.
We’ve published new guidance and case studies on using chatbot and webchats, to help government organisations make the most out of these tools and meet user needs.
GDS’s internal IT infrastructure was built to support flexible working, so here’s how we were able to adapt to a completely remote workforce.
Lockdown measures caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) meant that the Government Digital Service switched to be a fully remote working organisation. Read to find out how the service desk adapted to continue supporting their users.
I joined GDS as a Technical Architect. I have always wanted to develop my own style and my own understanding of architecture. Here’s what I’ve learned over the last 3 years.
The Geospatial Commission has announced that UPRN and USRN data will be openly accessible from July onwards, helping public sector organisations to streamline services and improve the quality of the data they hold.
GDS is putting all of its cloud policy, guidance and case studies in one place to make it easier for public sector organisations to find the information and use the cloud.
We’ve updated our security guidance in the Technology Code of Practice so it helps teams build security into their projects from the start.
We’re bringing 3 government data communities together on 16 March to talk about how we maintain structured data and APIs over time, and what data we consider to have potential archival value.
UPDATED: In this guest post, NHS Digital’s Tony Heap talks about treating APIs as services and what this will mean for service teams. We're also hosting an online workshop to discuss delivering APIs to meet users needs.
We’ve switched to using Docker ‘containers’ for our local development environment, which has made it simpler to use and less error-prone.