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How to use Chromedriver with Travis CI for Selenium tests

How to use Chromedriver with Travis CI for Selenium tests

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This guide takes you through how to download and extract Chromedriver to use alongside Travis, a continuous integration tool. Read on for some useful tips on commonly encountered troubleshooting issues.   The Code for Life initiative has now passed the 100,000 registered user mark. This high visibility and its purpose as a platform primarily used […]

Open to technology, open to the world: Code For Life, an open source project

Open to technology, open to the world: Code For Life, an open source project

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Lucy is 9 and she has been learning the basics of computer science with her teachers at school for almost three years, ever since the government made Computer Science a part of the primary school curriculum in 2014. Her parents are proud because they know that learning to code will help Lucy understand the world […]

Learn to Code in Augmented Reality

Learn to Code in Augmented Reality

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Using ARKit to put Rapid Router in the real world Code for Life’s first open source game, Rapid Router, introduces primary school children to the world of coding as they program a van using Blockly and Python to navigate different road maps, visiting houses along the way to deliver groceries (if you haven’t already, give […]

Four reasons to be happy about the release of Kubernetes 1.7

Four reasons to be happy about the release of Kubernetes 1.7

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We’ve been keen advocates of Kubernetes since its inception, and the latest release has piqued our interest even more. As the container management system has been adopted in more production environments, it has continued to deliver significant improvements and upgrades, demonstrating that the Kubernetes community isn’t likely to become complacent anytime soon. Kubernetes was initially […]

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 […]

Over 100,000 schools and students are learning to code with Rapid Router

Over 100,000 schools and students are learning to code with Rapid Router

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Code for Life, a voluntary-based initiative launched by the Ocado Foundation to support the new primary school computer science curriculum, is announcing that it has set a new record for the number of students using Rapid Router, the free and open source game developed by Ocado Technology together with specialist ICT and computer science teachers. […]

Ocado Technology releases major update to Code for Life website and teaching materials

Ocado Technology releases major update to Code for Life website and teaching materials

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“The kids love it! They all want to move onto the next level, they want to be further on than anyone else.” – Mandy, ICT teacher “You can hit all of the computing curriculum, in a structured way. It is perfect for teachers who are struggling.” – Rob, ICT teacher “When I came across Code […]

Code for Life, inspiring the next generation of technologists

Code for Life, inspiring the next generation of technologists

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Welcome to the Ocado Technology Webinars, where you can hear from the people building the ground-breaking, game-changing technology that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. In this webinar Celine Boudier, Code for Life team leader, talks about how a group of volunteers at Ocado Technology are creating an educational platform to inspire the […]

Rapid Router game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

Rapid Router game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Ocado has employed the services of Santa and the world’s most famous red-nosed reindeer to help students improve their coding skills. Used by over 1,400 schools and more than 70,000 individual users, Rapid Router is a […]

Rapid Router educational game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

Rapid Router educational game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Ocado has employed the services of Santa and the world’s most famous red-nosed reindeer to help students improve their coding skills. Used by over 1,400 schools and more than 70,000 individual users worldwide, Rapid Router is […]

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