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Time flies while you’re having fun

Simon Swords | 23rd June 2015

If time flies when you’re having fun, the team at Atlas must have had a blast over the last three years as we’ve failed to update this blog in that time.  It’s somewhat embarrassing that we haven’t made the time to update this blog, but in our defence we’ve launched do...

MVC4 AsyncSections

Simon Swords | 10th August 2012

This project is hosted on github and has a pre release NuGet package. To understand instantly what AsyncSections are all about, check out the comparison demo. What problem does AsyncSections solve? Some serverside functions take a while to complete, this can cause IIS thread starvation, which is ad...

Techniques to reduce software project risk

Simon Swords | 9th January 2012

Following 1000’s of hours of time invested in discovering what does and doesn’t work to reduce risk in software projects and I wanted to consolidate our findings in to a short blog post in the hope that I would save others the same pain.  This post also touches on agile, however it...

Techniques for gathering software requirements

Simon Swords | 6th December 2011

Gathering software requirements is a tricky yet essential part of any software development process. In a nutshell the process involves speaking with the end users and others with a vested interested in the application, tying them to a chair, shining a light in their eyes and shouting “WHAT DO ...

Movember 2011 – Razors at the ready

Simon Swords | 30th October 2011

That’s one of the great things about Movember, a month-long charity event which raises funds and awareness for men’s health issues, without participants having to do anything more than engage in a bit of basic grooming. The concept is simple: at the beginning of November, guys (hencefort...

Atlas wins top 100 employer award

Simon Swords | 30th June 2011

We’re delighted to announce that Atlas has been chosen as one of the top 100 employers in the UK today! As part of this we have been listed in The Times and The Sun newspapers. Those of you who know us will already be aware that we do lots of work with the apprenticeship scheme....

Two new websites launched

Simon Swords | 25th May 2011

We're delighted to announce the launch of two new amazing websites this May.First up is a new WordPress website for our friend Rich Simmons over at Art is the Cure. ...

Doing business on a handshake

Simon Swords | 20th May 2011

Each new project we take on generates a new set of legal agreements.  We do this because our solicitor, like all solicitors, tells us that this is a requirement of doing business.  The first question a solicitor will ask you when you fall out with another party is – “do you have a cont...

Doing business on a handshake

Simon Swords |

Each new project we take on generates a new set of legal agreements.  We do this because our solicitor, like all solicitors, tells us that this is a requirement of doing business.  The first question a solicitor will ask you when you fall out with another party is – “do you have a cont...