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Metamorphosis - times of change

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This post, is the first of many as we emerge from a year of planning and strategic change to Scaffold Digital - a new name, renewed focus and vision to Tepee, the name you will be more familiar with (for now at least). The context I’m a big believer in giving a clear context in any scenario where key decisions...

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 #DTS18

Recently I had the pleasure of a few days out of the office to attend the Dublin Tech Summit. What follows is my attempt to unpack my experience and share some interesting tidbits of information I picked up!   Day one   After a short trip down to Dublin, I arrived for the 2018 edition of the...

The Programmer Mindset

Introduction I want to describe what I have learned and hurdles I have faced in cultivating the mindset of a programmer. Doing this is not an easy task by any stretch, but important for progressing down this career path. I have written this post for aspiring developers, developers who are at a crossroads in their...

Hybrid vs Native

Mobile development debunked, what are the options and how are they different? With the number of mobile phone users in the world expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019 (Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/330695/number-of-smartphone-users-worldwide/), it’s a given that businesses are turning to...

The Power of Laravel's Observer Pattern

Today I want to talk about hooking into Laravel model events, their benefits and potential drawbacks. This, along with some examples on how and when to use them and avoid them. Why use Observers? Keeps the controllers lean Using observers will allow controllers to do what they're supposed to do. Receive requests...

When to commission bespoke software development and when not to

As a digital business we’ve had the privilege of being part of a wide array of digital projects that result in a bespoke software solution being delivered. This also means we’ve had time to hone our process and know what to look out for in a project. If you don’t have a background in technology it can...

Trusted partner for Ionic Mobile App Development in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

In 2016 we were delighted to be accepted as a trusted partner for mobile application development using the Ionic framework for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry development. Since then we've produced a wide range of app-based solutions for clients across the UK & Ireland. What does it mean to be...

Smart Construct 2018 - Digital transformation in the construction sector

In November we exhibited at the Smart Construct event arranged by Naomh McElhatton and her team at Smart Global. This event was aimed at businesses and organisations in Northern Ireland involved in the construction and engineering industries, allowing them to connect with like-minded companies and associates...

2019 Trends for the digital transformation

As 2018 draws to a close we have been fortunate enough to work with fantastic clients across a range of sectors and for each project we pride ourselves in choosing the most appropriate technology that balances a fit for the current and future needs of a business. There are times when a ‘bleeding edge’ piece of...

Service Workers

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An introduction to service workers Put simply a service worker is a script that runs in the browser. They can intercept network traffic, send push notifications and perform background syncs. If that was a bit of a blur don’t worry, we’ll take a step back and take a look at each in...

Every business is a digital business…

They just haven’t realised yet. On a daily basis we consume an ever-increasing number of digital services and products. Indeed, due to this trend, there are 5-year olds who are more competent with digital technology than some hardened business people. Businesses that have embraced digital innovation are now...

Async/Await

Recognising the advantages and disadvantages of async/await requires an understanding of callbacks and promises. Before we review these lets first remind ourselves of the problem they solve: Asynchrony. Javascript is a blocking, synchronous single threaded language. This essentially means it can only perform one...

You’ve built your digital product, now what?

So you’ve had your eureka moment, conceived a digital product, and commissioned your technology partner. They’ve taken your idea and delivered a working digital product. You're done, right? Unfortunately, it’s a common misconception that all of the hard work and effort needed to build your product will last...

Tips and tricks for vim

In todays blog post I would like to take the opportunity to share some knowledge I have gained with vim. In particular with customising vim to make it more user friendly. Out of the box the default configuration wraps long lines across multiple lines and line numbers aren't shown. Resolving these two things...

An Introduction To State

Today I want to try something slightly different. Over the last few months I have found myself working on a handful of legacy angularjs applications. These applications are typically single-page applications, use some form of database to persist the data and  contain very little in terms of documentation. In this...

How digital services have transformed working from home

2020 has been a year like no other and we’re only halfway through it yet. In six short months the global population have transitioned from ‘normality’ to lockdown and are now making learning the ropes as we all re-adjust and come to terms with a post COVID-19 normality.Despite the lockdown though we have...

Digital DNA 2021 - The Good, the bad & the SaaS

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At Digital DNA 2021 our MD, took to the stage to take part in a keynote session covering Software-as-a-Service alongside Suzanne Woodside from Mint, Glenn McClements from Whitespace and Michael Wright from 1E. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q9N747Ii1t4

Scaffold 2.0 - Work from wherever

Over the years Scaffold has, like many other companies, enjoyed the central draw of an office where everyone works together. It’s not something we particularly thought about, it was just the norm! Then along came Covid…  For a period of 4x months we made adjustments to how we worked to...

Legacy Systems: The Hidden Costs and Risks of Doing Nothing

Legacy Systems: The Hidden Costs and Risks of Doing Nothing In the fast-moving world of technology, some might say, "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it." It seems logical not to spend time and money fixing something that still appears to be working ok. But beneath the surface of old systems that seem to be doing...