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Team insights: An interview with degree student placement Sebastian Szaniszlo

Simon Swords | 14th June 2017

Atlas’ first degree student (but definitely not last) is studying a BSc Computer Science with the University of Essex. Atlas was founded out of the University of Essex, and has always had close ties with them. So when the opportunity arose to take Sebastian on as a placement it was one we gra...

We’re hiring: Marketing manager

Simon Swords | 2nd June 2017

A new role has opened up within our team for a marketing manager. This is a unique position in a fast growing company, as such the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape how Atlas undertakes its marketing. Please note closing date for applications is 30th June 2017. Main Purpose of ...

Self-Contained UI – Running one ASP.NET Core MVC site inside another

Dean North | 24th May 2017

ASP.Net Core 2.0 preview has just been released. This post is about ASP.Net Core 1.x If you have ever used any 3rd party packages like Hangfire or Elmah you will have seen a self-contained UI before. These packages when added to a web project will have their own user interfaces which can be accessed...

10 Visual Studio tips you wish you knew 10 years ago

Dean North | 8th May 2017

I have been a developer now for over 15 years and in that time Visual Studio has undergone some tremendous changes. New features are constantly being added and sometimes little things that make your life easier go unnoticed until you see someone else use them. Then you wonder how long you have been ...

Fixed Width Sidebars in BootStrap

Dean North | 25th April 2017

Bootstrap is a css framework that thousands of websites use to help speed up development, enforce consistency, and keep their sites responsive. Bootstrap is used by all kinds of websites, from marketing websites, web applications, intranets, html based windows applications, you name it, someone some...

Outsourcing software development – a guide

Simon Swords | 20th April 2017

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post on my personal website outlining how to outsource software development to a third party company. I’ve decided to flesh that blog post out and create a more comprehensive guide. The guide consists of four parts, and will cover the entire process a business ...

Advanced RequireJS Bundling with TypeScript

Dean North | 18th April 2017

Modern web applications now use huge amounts of Javascript. Javascript is often given a bad rep because of its lack of strong typing, namespaces and many other features that would help keep a large project tidy and maintainable. Because of this, TypeScript, CoffeeScript and a few other languages hav...

Atlas is now CyberEssentials and Crown Commercial Service Supplier accredited

Simon Swords | 29th March 2017

We’re delighted to announce that we are both a Crown Commercial Service Supplier and Cyber Essentials Accredited. Why has Atlas done this? Let’s break it down and give you some background. In addition to building websites for our lovely customers we also build, manage and sell a range of...