From new development processes to cultural practices, Chris gives the lowdown on how developing at GDS is different from other organisations.
By making the switch to continuous deployment on one of the government’s busiest services, DWP has reduced downtime on Find a job and released updates faster to provide benefits to users.
The Government Digital Service recently updated guidance on frontend performance. We focus heavily on improving web performance as GOV.UK is accessed from various devices and connectivity. Here’s why you need to focus on it too.
We changed the way fonts load on GOV.UK to speed up loading times on old devices with slow connection speeds.
Service team developers no longer need to test on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 (old versions of IE) when following our ‘designing for different browsers and devices’ guidance.
In GOV.UK's Modelling Services team we looked at the possibility of using sticky functionality as part of our work with step by step navigation elements. Here’s what we found.
StackTech is an unconference that brings together technologists from departments across the country. Unlike a traditional conference, attendees pitch ideas on the day and then run sessions. The third StackTech took place at the end of October this year. Summarising an …
Our job in the Infrastructure Team is to make sure GOV.UK is available. Find out how we've improved the uptime of GOV.UK by making our DNS more robust.
Our team makes sure the GOV.UK infrastructure is up to date and maintained, while also providing infrastructure for new requirements. At the moment it’s our mission to “Upgrade the Things”, which involves a series of major updates to our …
Over the past few months, us developers on the GOV.UK Custom Formats team have been trying out a new approach to software development called mob programming. Instead of individual developers working on stories separately, mob programming involves a group of …