Adding a ‘show password’ option to GOV.UK accounts looked like a straightforward task, but it was more interesting and complicated than we expected.
When a pull request failed because of an incorrect creation date, the GOV.UK Pay team investigated the cause. Here’s how they found and fixed the bug.
Rehearsing for incidents with replica environments to perform hands on investigations takes a lot of setting up. The GOV.UK Platform as a Service team wanted to see if they could get a lot of the value with a reduced amount of setup time and cost.
Frontend development is a growing role within government, and it’s a vital one, as the work is focused on the parts of government that citizens interact with most often. Iqbal Ahmed, frontend developer at GDS, outlines the main duties of the role.
GDS uses the doc-as-code approach to technical documentation, but keeping that content up to date is more of a challenge. Here’s how GDS technical writers and developers fixed the issue.
The GOV.UK Verify team at GDS needed to make sure data was protected when being shared with the eIDAS regulation framework. Here’s how they did it.
The GOV.UK Design System team at GDS has rewritten developer documentation for GOV.UK Frontend. Here’s what the team did, including how it identified what needed improving and how it tested the new content.
The Cyber Security team at GDS discovered it was using a vulnerable container. Here’s how the team fixed the issue and made its clean container publicly available.
We take a look at why the GOV.UK Design System changed the element it uses for inputting numbers, making it more accessible and easier to use
Our recent Tech Talks event on interoperability and open standards featured talks from Dan Appelquist, Lorna Mitchell and Kin Lane, and we’re also hosting a couple of events on APIs and data management.