AWS hack day with Rackspace

We partner with Rackspace to manage our production infrastructure on AWS. We've been running regular hack days recently and thought it'd be good to take a day out of shipping code to work with Rackspace on a hack day to play with some of the new beta tools that AWS…

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We're hiring!

We're hiring for a number of entry-level positions in the graze tech team! You’ll be working closely with the data and digital product teams on scoping, designing and delivering projects that add value to the technology platform and further its ability to support graze in the long-term. You could…

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My First Week at graze

Hello, I’m James. I am the newest member of the graze technology team. I graduated from Durham University in 2013 with a degree in Computer Science. Before working at graze I was a web and iOS developer at a startup in London. I particularly enjoy working with frameworks such…

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Flexible and scalable infrastructure with AWS

"With AWS we have better access to data, we're more agile, and we can get feedback on product performance in days compared to six months for a large food manufacturer." Edd Read, CTO. A graze case study, by AWS…

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Pistachio - our new front end framework

It's an exciting time for the graze web team as we're expanding into new territories such as a dedicated support site and a more traditional e-commerce site. Our subscription site is also constantly being iterated and refined to improve the user experience. We decided to dedicate some time to build…

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Silicon Milkroundabout, this weekend

We hope to see you at Silicon Milkroundabout this weekend. We'll be there on Saturday to hire for product and marketing roles and Sunday for tech. It's at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London. We're hiring for a Senior Data Analyst, Full Stack Developers, Magento Developers, UX Designers and…

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We'll see you at Silicon Milkroundabout

We're looking forward to Silicon Milkroundabout next weekend. We'll be there on Sunday 15th November at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London. We're hiring for PHP developers, front end developers and data analysts to work on our custom built logistics and manufacturing systems, our data warehouse, our customer service…

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Easily create slideshow presentations from markdown with remark.js

Remark.js is a web based slideshow with some great features that is comparable to powerpoint or google slides except you can write your presentations entirely in markdown. You can see a demo of remark.js in action here and when checking it out, be sure to press p to…

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You've got to have standards

Browsers are the most hostile software development environment imaginable. -- Douglas Crockford Front end web development can be painful. The pain is mostly caused by the almost infinite number of combinations of software and hardware. We don't have a locked down ecosystem like you have when building a device specific…

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More important than Nasa...

... according to the ghost.org homepage…

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Silicon on Thames

Looks like the secret is out... The Evening Standard Why tech titans eBay and PayPal are trading Old Street for the leafy joy of Richmond You would be forgiven for thinking that the closest thing to an internet hit emanating from the leafy south-west London suburb of Richmond upon Thames…

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Flexi-time – using a flexbox grid to solve common website layout problems

It's a common problem in responsive web development that making elements the same height at all viewport sizes is quite fiddly to do, especially when your elements are dynamically generated. As you clever people know, flexbox solves this problem perfectly by introducing the property of align-items: stretch. Flexbox also solves…

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User testing

At graze we understand the value of allowing our customers to control and personalise their relationship with us. Perhaps the best example of this is the way we allow our customers to customise their boxes by rating our snacks. This gives us not only the ability to give the user…

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Our approach to unobtrusive javascript

Unobtrusive JavaScript is a way of writing JavaScript so that if for any reason your JavaScript is not working correctly your web page should still perform its core function. There's nothing new about this concept and we certainly didn't invent it but the web team at graze has been working…

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How to get yourself a job at Silicon Milkroundabout

A recruiter’s tips With Silicon Milkroundabout (SMR) approaching, Hannah Manku, an experienced recruiter here at graze, describes what it is that recruiters remember at networking events and why … “Networking gets you to meet real people, rather than speaking through a screen or looking at a piece of paper...” Razel…

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How to network your way to work

One candidate's experience of Silicon Milkroundabout... In today’s post, Razel Villanueva, Interaction Designer, explains how she networked her way into graze at Silicon Milkroundabout May 2014… “It’s not that there is a lack of jobs in the market, the difficulty lies in finding a career that matches your…

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secure snacking – switching to https everywhere

As a pioneering online business, we need to lead the way in terms of ensuring our user's privacy and protecting their data. We enabled encryption for all traffic to the graze.com domain back in July. With this update we also turned on the Secure and HttpOnly flags for our…

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a history of graze, by google

Being the fast growth exciting technology company that we are, Google wanted to feature us as a case study for Apps for Work... who were we to argue? In doing so they helped us create this amazing infographic that shows some of the key tech landmarks in our history. Thanks…

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The #geekTogether - takeaways

If you're interested in how the #geekTogether went then you might want to read Mica's review of it, guest blogging at IDG: http://www.idgconnect.com/abstract/8677/-geektogether-data-takeaways In short it was a great success, had great panel led conversation and revealed some very interesting trends. Huge congratulations and…

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Data experts descend on London for graze.com #geektogether

We're really excited about the #geekTogether event that we're hosting in London tonight and wanted to share the official press release - see you tonight! Innovative healthier snacking company hosts ‘Silicon Valley’ style knowledge sharing event. LONDON, July 30, 2014 – graze.com – the direct to consumer healthier snacking company – is…

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