Medium fcf7f9874b1f9dbb giphy


Why Software Developers Need Creativity

Five examples of ways I've been creative as a software development recently

Kat Lynch  ·  11 August 2017

Medium caching


Seven unbelievable hacks to make your site fly (Jeff Bezos hates this trick)

Everyone hates waiting. There’s been a fair bit of research suggesting that even a tiny increase in waiting for a page to load could reduce the number of p...

Eric George  ·  12 July 2017

Medium hmmm


What if AI is a failed dream?

We’ve been told the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is right around the corner. But what if it isn’t? What if this is just another false dawn? Afte...

Ilya Poropudas  ·  11 July 2017

Medium img 0526


How we do Mobile QA at Made by Many

I’ve been testing for over six years now. The early days were very much desktop-based QA, but as the uptake of mobile browsing and the demand for responsiv...

Jamie Mayes  ·  15 June 2017

Medium 2017 06 08 15 23 34


Swallow your developer’s pride and just do stuff

Doing things the wrong way to get the right result

Łukasz Sągol  ·  8 June 2017

Medium react native series 2


A Year of React Native: SSL Pinning

We’ve been using React Native for over a year now and we’re loving how quickly we can create feature-rich and performant apps for iOS and Android. So far w...

Sam Murray  ·  23 May 2017

Medium react native series 1


A Year of React Native: Styling Part 1

We’ve been using React Native for over a year now and we’re loving how quickly we can create feature-rich and performant apps for iOS and Android. So far w...

Sam Murray  ·  17 May 2017

Medium giphy


Why Slack’s new search functionality is my favourite machine intelligence case study

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning — I’m constantly being told that one (or all) of these will soon replace me in my job.

Łukasz Sągol  ·  16 May 2017

Medium d0d3b88fd6d71140 boyzone


How we built passwordless authentication with Auth0 and Elixir/Phoenix

Includes the Actual Code!

Sam Murray  ·  5 April 2017

Medium 387aff2e41ff1758 giphy


Fun with AWS Lambda, illustrated by cats

Recently, we got to experiment with AWS Lambda, which I’d heard a lot about but hadn’t used before. Having a concrete use case and getting hands-on with th...

Kat Lynch  ·  23 March 2017

Medium 44b7e2ac7b0493d3 britain delivers the goods in wartime  dock workers in bristol  england  1940 d1224


10 things we changed in the technology team in 2016(ish)

We aim to encourage a culture of experimentation at MxM but also a culture of responsible decision making. Everyone needs to understand that technology dec...

Andrew Walker  ·  4 January 2017

Medium img 7929


Notes on React Native QA

Here at Made by Many we’ve recently developed two apps using the React Native framework, which gave me my first chance to QA apps built in it. This is how ...

Jamie Mayes  ·  27 October 2016

Medium photo 1442473483905 95eb436675f1


How to survive as a lone QA engineer

Being a QA professional can be quite difficult and stressful, particularly when you’re stretched across multiple projects. Some experts say it’s not possib...

Jamie Mayes  ·  25 May 2016

Medium 150926 epicfel 16


Coding for humans, developers and other animals: EpicFEL 2015

The world of front-end development is progressing so fast that it’s impossible to keep up.Or: Modern front-end development involves so many tools, framewor...

Ilya Poropudas  ·  30 October 2015

6 medium default


Rendering images: When HTML is too much

I’ve been building a dashboard for my desk. It needs an E-ink screen and internet connectivity, and it turns out the best way to do this is with a hacked K...

Adam Howard  ·  8 September 2015

Medium dogcow1996


Memories of WWDC

It's that time of year when the Apple developer community prepares for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), an annual gathering in San Francisco ...

Julian James  ·  2 June 2015

1 medium default


How we do CSS at Made by Many

This write-up aims to summarise our thinking about how to write CSS. It’s grown out of lots of conversations around best practices seen elsewhere, and ulti...

Callum Jefferies  ·  29 May 2015