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August (9 posts)

  1. New BBC Travel Website

    Wednesday 20 August 2014, 10:16

    Karolina Iwaszko Karolina Iwaszko Executive Product Manager

    We have worked on this new version for over a year, making sure that whatever we do, we always focus on the high quality of the data and the user experience.

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  2. The making of Our World War One interactive guide

    Friday 15 August 2014, 09:15

    Will Storer Will Storer Senior Product Manager

    as you approach completion for the software you have to maintain stability, it also means you can’t edit right up to transmission: video is stable and known and has one output device. In software one “quick change” to something like a scoring system could break the whole thing...

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  3. Automating BBC iPlayer mobile testing part three: legacy vs new features

    Friday 15 August 2014, 08:56

    Jitesh Gosai Jitesh Gosai Senior Developer inTest

    UI automation tests only tell you that a specific thing is still working e.g. you can still add an item to your download queue. However, it will not tell you that the item added is incorrect (perhaps the episode of Eastenders you selected and added is actually Top Gear when you play it back).

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  4. BBC Research & Development: survey of television viewing conditions

    Thursday 14 August 2014, 14:50

    Katy Noland Katy Noland Project Technologist

    You'll need to be at home with a tape measure, and it should only take about 10 minutes.

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  5. Behaviour Driven Development: Tips for writing better feature files

    Wednesday 13 August 2014, 08:42

    Shashikant Jagtap Shashikant Jagtap Senior Developer

    Feature files help non-technical stakeholders engage and understand testing, resulting in collaboration and bridging the communication gap. For this reason, well-written feature files can be a valuable tool in ensuring teams uses the BDD process effectively.

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  6. Testing BBC Connected Red Button

    Friday 8 August 2014, 06:39

    Krishnan Sambasivan Krishnan Sambasivan Junior Developer inTest

    Previously when we had only a small amount of automation a lot of time was spent manually testing builds on a device, sometimes we needed to repeat this testing once a build was found to have bugs. With more automation both in validating developed builds and testing on devices, we can find bugs faster...

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  7. New BBC iPlayer for Connected TVs: update

    Friday 8 August 2014, 06:24

    Marcus Parnwell Marcus Parnwell Executive Product Manager

    We are looking to migrate the majority of all existing devices with BBC iPlayer to the new version. However, with BBC iPlayer now available on over 1,200 devices, this is a major task and will take a bit of time. Today, I am happy to announce the next wave of devices is ready to go.

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  8. Round up: BBC Research and Development

    Thursday 7 August 2014, 15:06

    Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds Editor Internet blog

    The Commonwealth Games gave the BBC’s Research & Development team a chance to try out Ultra High Definition TV and showcase some of their other projects

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  9. Connected Studio for Research and Education Space: improving access to online educational resources

    Monday 4 August 2014, 10:46

    Mo McRoberts Mo McRoberts Chief Technical Architect

    For the past few months I’ve been working with a team of developers and data architects to build a new system that will bring together linked open data catalogues from a wide range of online educational resources, improving access for teaching, learning and research.

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