/posts

  • 22 March 2021

    Looking at LEGO

    In a recent interview with Alpha Inclusion & Communication’s, Amy Eleftheriades, the importance of LEGO as a means of reducing stress was explored. As so many Norfolk Developers appear to be mildly obsessed with these vibrantly coloured building objects we decided to look at the ...

  • 15 February 2021

    Decentralise all the things!

    A community, for the community, by the community. That's the philosophy! I'd like to take some time to talk about this. To get the ideas out there and share the aspiration with the community. It's been said before, but it bears repeating: When Shaun and I grabbed the reins from P...

  • 21 December 2020

    2020: Retrospective and Thanks!

    Festive Tidings to you, one and all! 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, and one that has tested the very technology on which we rely, and the software we build. Norfolk Developers has weathered the pandemic with the mantra: Physically distant, not socially Our Virtual Socia...

  • 25 November 2020

    The best connected rural county in the UK - Norfolk

    Norfolk County Council’s (NCC) Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) is in the news and Norfolk Developers recently had a chat with Kate de Vries,an NCC Economic Development officer and Kurt Frary, Deputy Director of the Information Management and Technology (IMT) dept, CTO an...

  • 4 October 2020

    Introducing "What's the Stack?"

    We've been exploring a range of new formats with our community, in part this has come with the new virtual requirements but it also comes as part of a drive to make our events more accessible and engaging. We're here announcing one of those new formats today: Norfolk Developers w...

  • 1 July 2020

    Welcome to the new Norfolk Developers website

    We're glad you're here! We've been working on this for a few weeks just to get the basics in place, but now we want to invite you to come and help us build. This website is built with Next.js & Hosted with Vercel, but to contribute to the development of the website a basic unders...

  • 10 April 2020

    Cyber security lessons learned from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

    They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords. The Star Wars film franchise has fascinated society with unprecedented fervor for over 40 years, and it's easy to see why: They're Shake...

  • 10 April 2020

    Ramblings on how micro services are shaping the future of SQL

    Base Ten is hardly a convenient foundation for how we think about numbers. It is divisible only by 1, 2, 5 and itself. Base Twelve would give us 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 for segmentation and who doesn't love a clock? A quarter past eleven. Try that with your metric 10-hour day. The r...

  • 10 April 2020

    Tom’s Top Tips to get ready for the 2020s

    To some, it felt like 2019 was a rough, difficult-to-stomach year. After all, just some of the predictions of the cyborg-filled, nuclear-powered flying car future haven’t quite come true, - yet. And, the world seems on the brink of various disasters and crises. Having said that, ...

  • 10 April 2020

    Greater Train Wreck

    The UK has had a long relationship with rail transport. It started in 1829 with Stephenson’s Rocket, and quickly expanded into a rail network that was the envy of the world. 190 years later you’d think any problems with our trains would be solved.. They’re not. We live in a world...