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October (10 posts)

  1. Round up: Continuous Delivery, Genome and The Doctor

    Friday 24 October 2014, 07:29

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Assistant Editor

    One thing we didn’t want to do is continuously deliver low quality code…

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  2. How we built "The Doctor and the Dalek" CBBC game

    Wednesday 22 October 2014, 12:52

    Paul Bennun Paul Bennun Chief Creative Officer

    Previous work at the BBC had already determined a 2D platform game would form the base genre for us to build on … but the demands of the curriculum required our examples of problem solving to be based in the real world, which is 3D.

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  3. Weather: redirecting mobile users to responsive

    Friday 17 October 2014, 14:22

    Michael Burnett Michael Burnett Executive Product Manager

    It's a still work-in-progress, but is the next step in our plans to move to a fully responsive web solution on mobile, tablet and desktop.

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  4. Genome: behind the scenes

    Wednesday 15 October 2014, 23:05

    Andy Armstrong Andy Armstrong Internet Engineer

    The web site is hosted on Linux servers. We have database servers running MySQL and Sphinx Search and application servers which run Apache and a web application written in Perl using Dancer and Template Toolkit. In front of the application servers a layer of Varnish application cache servers helps to...

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  5. BBCiPlayer Radio iOS app: your feedback

    Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10:58

    Ste Brennan Ste Brennan Senior Product Manager

    Why did we move iPad radio users from an app optimised for the device to a phone based app?

     

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  6. Playlister one year on and BBC Music online

    Tuesday 7 October 2014, 19:01

    Chris Kimber Chris Kimber Executive Product Manager

    Playlister has already established itself as one of the main reasons that users register with BBC iD (http://www.bbc.co.uk/id/info ), as people are seeing real benefit to being signed-in.

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  7. 30 Days catchup – what does this mean for Radio?

    Sunday 5 October 2014, 23:06

    Andrew Scott Andrew Scott General Manager

    We are in the middle of building out new underlying technology ("Audio Factory") for making our radio content available online. This will replace some systems that have been around for over a decade and are getting too unreliable and expensive to maintain.

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  8. Rolling out 30 Day programme availability on BBC iPlayer

    Sunday 5 October 2014, 23:01

    Dan Taylor Watt Dan Taylor Watt Head BBCiPlayer

    At launch, 30 Day availability only applies to streaming but we will soon be rolling out 30 Day availability to downloads...

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  9. College of Technology round up: file delivery

    Wednesday 1 October 2014, 14:01

    Frederick Botham Frederick Botham Researcher

    The television industry is currently gearing up for a big change in the way programmes are delivered to broadcasters. For many producers, tape was previously the only way of delivering a TV programme. However, as most productions are now shot and edited digitally, it is clear that programmes need to...

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  10. Creating a universal UX pattern for responsive location search

    Wednesday 1 October 2014, 11:08

    Simon Meredith Simon Meredith Designer

    The brief was to create a responsive UX pattern for searching and setting a ‘preferred’ location across the BBC. We needed a unified UX solution – something that would make the user experience more intuitive and reduce the need to repeat location searches. 

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