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Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Way to Assist in Decision Making

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One of the key competences of business analysis is to be an adviser, and a key moment where this matters is when a decision needs to be made between multiple options.…

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Scala 3 - and what it means to me

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Why read this? There are a whole bunch of changes that come with Scala 3. This is my opinionated selection of the noteworthy changes and how I feel about them! If you (and your team) are anything like me (and mine) then hopefully this will be relevant to you!…

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Let’s apply Hexagonal Architecture!

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In the last article we learnt about Hexagonal Architecture and how it is applied to our particular problem, but stopped short of creating a finished solution. In this post I hope to remedy this by creating a solution using Hexagonal Architecture, and to pay ho…

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Creating an accessibility workshop

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BackgroundOVO's vision is to "power human progress with clean and affordable energy for everyone". This means striving to build our digital products so that people of all abilities can use them. This year we celebrated our Accessibility Community of Interest’s…

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The Unlock Cyber Initiative

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BackgroundRecently, we’ve been involved in a new initiative aptly named Unlock Cyber.  Unlock Cyber has been established to bring together cyber representatives from employers, professional bodies, delivery partners, education providers and academia from Brist…

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Adventures with Dockerised Headed Chrome, Extensions and Selenium-python

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The Customer Interaction Platform team here at OVO wanted to automated some manual post-release checks as part of their CI release stage. This post details some of the challenges of automating that process. These checks were generally executed manually by the…