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Analysing UX to give Code for Life a makeover

Analysing UX to give Code for Life a makeover

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Now the Code for Life initiative has reached the 100,000 registered users landmark and our bigger and better website is live, we thought we would take a look at how the team approached user research and the role this has played in our recent updates. Why bother with UX? A UI (user interface) designer decides […]

Ocado Technology and the GATEway Project organise UK’s first driverless grocery delivery

Ocado Technology and the GATEway Project organise UK’s first driverless grocery delivery

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Ocado Technology has concluded a very successful driverless grocery delivery trial in partnership with the GATEway Project, an £8 million research project led by TRL in collaboration with Oxbotica (the spin-out company from the Oxford Robotics Institute), Digital Greenwich, Telefonica and others. Over the past two weeks, the electric self-driving van, called CargoPod, has been hitting […]

Creating a distributed data centre architecture using Kubernetes and containers

Creating a distributed data centre architecture using Kubernetes and containers

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The seed for this project was first planted when a question was posed while brainstorming ideas around a whiteboard: What if we could break up our CFC’s  data centre into smaller nodes? If the CFC (Customer Fulfilment Centre) name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s what we call the highly automated warehouses where our groceries are […]

Our five favourite talks from iOSCon 2017

Our five favourite talks from iOSCon 2017

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iOSCon is a very relevant event for our mobile dev team who are responsible for developing, testing and improving the Ocado iOS and watchOS apps. The conference, designed specifically for iOS developers, is a jam packed event brimming with hot topics including efficient uses of Swift (the programming language developed by Apple), product design, accessibility […]

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