James Stewart

James Stewart is Director of Technical Architecture at GDS. He's been around since the alpha.gov.uk days, building out the technical underpinnings of GOV.UK and other new government platforms.

Sharing ideas

At the start of the month I went out to Sebastopol, California, for Foo Camp. It was a feast of good conversations; a great opportunity to share and get feedback on the work we're doing at GDS, and to talk …

APIs for all

Update: we've blogged more recently about the current state of APIs on GOV.UK. Last week I talked about GOV.UK's APIs and how we use them to build and monitor the site. Now it's time to say a little more about …

Coding in the open

We talk a lot about Open Source at GDS. GOV.UK is built on open source software and, to a degree, built as open source software. It's a topic we care passionately about because it helps us maintain our focus on …

Building with APIs

I’m James Stewart and I’m one of the Technical Architects working at GDS. Over the past few months I’ve been mainly focussed on the publishing tools and platform that underpin GOV.UK, and in particular on the APIs they use and …

Hosting the beta of GOV.UK

Design rules are the basis for every decision we have made in the development of the beta of GOV.UK and hosting is no exception. The key design rule is not to be locked in to a single supplier and to …