Open Source Content Management Systems like Drupal and WordPress have been gaining a lot of ground in recent years, with governments around the world adopting them. Drupal in particular has attracted a lot of fanfare as numerous high profile US …
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.
Public APIs are a vital feature of the modern web. Whether you're looking at the ecosystem of Twitter and Facebook apps, tools for managing auctions on ebay, or code for embedding Youtube videos in a blog post, clear ways of …
The blank slate the Alpha.gov.uk team was handed was a huge privilege, but threw up some unusual technical challenges. Normally when embarking on building web apps you'd expect to have some sense of the corpus of content or the core …
We knew very early on that Alpha.gov.uk was going to work best if it had a sense of where in the country (or world) its visitors are coming from. Knowing that means it can provide you with information on where …
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