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graze tech on September 26, 2016

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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 be...

My first week at graze

James Weaver on September 21, 2016

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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 as...

“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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Graze’s Web team has grown enormously over the last three years. As front-end teams become larger, the need for a pattern library becomes increasingly clearer. We realise that now, but our initial plan was somewhat different. In June 2015 we believed that the solution to our design woes was a...

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...

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...

The Bash Automated Testing System (Bats) is a testing framework for Bash I came across recently, in use by the amazing Apline Linux Docker images. It provides a simple way to verify that the UNIX programs you write behave as expected. A Bats test file is a Bash script with...

We’ve just released a public Docker image for composer, a popular dependency management tool for PHP. Get it now with docker pull graze/composer, or check it out on the Docker Hub. To share cache and authentication with your host you can use the following configuration: ~$ docker run --rm -it...

Codebar - Jan 2016

Will Pillar on January 14, 2016

People sitting around a long wooden table working in pairs on laptops

On January 12th we hosted our second codebar event. For those that don’t know… codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops. People can register as students or coaches and learn something new with the help of volunteer coaches....

graze formatter

Sam Parkinson on December 10, 2015

Yesterday we open-sourced a new library, graze/formatter. It’s a pattern we’ve used extensively in our web application for more than a year now, and it’s no coincidence that we started implementing it during our migration to the twig templating engine. Previously we passed our legacy templating engine our active record...