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Delighting customers by thinking beyond energy

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OVO launched Boost, a Pay As You Go (PAYG) energy brand, in 2017. With PAYG, you need to keep your energy account topped up with credit to ‘keep the lights on’. Boost’s main product, ‘Smart PAYG+’, lets customers do this through a smartphone app linked to thei…

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FS2 streams with Scala JS

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I’ve recently been writing a small Scala JS frontend application to provide an administration interface to an API for a side project and have had a good experience doing so, owing to the surprisingly (to me, at least!) comprehensive support for Scala JS amongs…

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Orchestrating Serverless - a step in the right direction

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This blog post looks at our experience of using AWS Step Functions to help us migrate customers into a new OVO energy platform.…

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What's in a DatePicker?

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When it comes to UI for choosing a date, there isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' solution.…

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Feeding a hungry "To Do" list from difference sources

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Moving from engineering to management means spending a lot more time in meetings. My calendar is a fairly close representation of my day's activities. Very often if it's not in the calendar it is not going to happen. Which is fine. Problem is there are also ot…