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Swift Initialization and the Pain of Optionals

on 20 Nov 2014

Swift's strict initialisation process results in a number of practical issues, leaving developers scratching their heads. This post explores a few solutions including two-phase initialisation, the use of optionals and lazy properties.

A Fibonacci fan component for D3

on 31 Oct 2014

In this article I'm going to create an interactive Fibonacci fan D3 component, and show you how to add it to a chart in just 6 lines of code.

An interactive crosshairs component for D3

on 29 Sep 2014

In my last article I put together an interactive chart that could be panned and zoomed, but there was one obvious omission - crosshairs. In this article I'm going to create a D3 crosshairs component, and show you how to add it to a chart.

Functional Swift and Memoization

on 22 Sep 2014

This post is a continuation of my previous which looked at implementing Conway’s Game of Life using functional techniques. Here I look at how memoization can be used to cache the return value of a function in order to improve performance.

Strong Typing With AngularJS

on 26 Aug 2014

This article demonstrates a successful integration of TypeScript with AngularJS to provide a strongly-typed environment for development of HTML5 apps.

An OHLC Chart Component for D3

on 19 Aug 2014

An open-high-low-close chart is a type of financial chart used to show price movements in a financial instrument over time. In this post, we'll make a reusable D3 component for an OHLC chart series.

Latest Articles

Foyer Screen, continued.

by Roisin Farmer, on 05 Dec 2014 Roisin Farmer

I have spent the last 12 weeks continuing the Foyer Screen project. In this post I describe the Admin Panel which I created to allow dynamic editing of presentation content and share a little of what I've learned in my time at Scott Logic, including some useful resources for getting started with Angular JS.

Agile Projects: A Case Study

by Thomas Kelly, on 02 Dec 2014 Thomas Kelly

Over the past year, I worked on a large project which saw a dramatic shift towards a more Agile way of working. In this post, I will run through exactly what changed, how it made our project better, and what you can do to become more Agile.