News & Articles

Read about our latest projects, news and events, or catch up on our exciting work with apprenticeships and placement students. You can also enjoy Tony's most recent musing and code themed articles, and read up on the latest technical developments as reported by our experienced staff.

Three Men in a Basement

Can three people, in a disused research unit, kick-start a new technology...

Ada is 200

Today is the bicentenary of the birth of Ada Lovelace...

Award Winner

We are Winners...

University Partnership

Elder Studios has entered into a partnership with the School of Computing and...

Developer or Designer

Different people or the same person...

Scrum: A Brief Summary

A Brief Intro to our main development method...

2nd Code Club a Great Success

Our Second Code Club was a Success ... our members report...

A Week with Atom

Initial experience on a new text editor...

Why should we care about the lack of women in engineering?

As national women in engineering day approaches we take a look at why there is...

Festival of Code 2015

Join Elder studios at The Media Centre for Festival of Code, one of the largest ...

Roaming Roosters set £10m turnover target

Elder Studios client Roaming Roosters set to reach £10m turnover later this...

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That was the week. That was.

That was Code Club. That was fun...

Code Club Report

The Code Club event that took place at the Media Centre from the 25th to the...

Warm Gravel, etc …

When I were a lad it were all simple...

Blast from the Past

An old picture on a web site prompts some musing ......

Creative Media Showcase

Amazing things at local University...

Code Club at The Media Centre with Elder Studios

We have teamed up with The Media Centre and Code Club to run a special Code...

5 Reasons to Meet Elder Studios at #BuyYorkshire

Buy Yorkshire is the north of England's biggest B2B Conference, here is 5...

Identifying OSI

It's good for exam questions...

WotW: Bikeshedding

We've all seen it done. But maybe we didn't have a word for it ......

Apprentice Software Development, what’s it all about?

We asked Luke, our first apprentice what he thinks of his apprenticeship at...

WotW: Code Smell

It's not a bug. But we do not like the aroma ......

Useful IT Phrases

There is a vocabulary...

WotW: Sneakernet

A data transfer issue today reminded me of one of my favourite words....

New Year. A Resolution.

It's new year resolution time...

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Last day for most of us before the festive break, and what is this we see on...

Apprentice Time

In the New Year we will welcome our first apprentice into the team. Here's why...

The Ease of Learning PHP

A while back I blogged (is that a word?) about the difficulty of learning HTML. ...

Google’s Time Machine

Just discovered that Google Street View now contains a little time machine...

Web Domain, Sir? Certainly. Which one?

Yesterday I was talking to some folks who were starting their own business....

Responsive Chrome 38

Google have recently released version 38 of the Chrome browser. These updates...

Recruitment Insight: Tackling the Scrabble Club

We receive several attempts at our Scrabble Club test for developers every...

Recruitment Insight: The Scrabble Club Leaderboard

There are no secrets or tricks to delivering a good solution to this exercise,...

Kata: Dawkins Weasel

Dawkins Weasel seeks to demonstrate the principles behind evolution. Coding it...

Huddersfield

Sometimes we get asked why we're based in Huddersfield of all places. Sometimes ...

Graduate Interview? Tips Follow.

Good employers provide tips for potential members of the team. So here goes ......

Kata: Scrabble

We like word games where you score points depending on the values of letters,...

Kata: Conundrum

We really do like word games...

Kata: LCD Display

This straightforward Code Kata involves reproducing the display of an...

CV Hints

If you want to try for a placement with us, we'd like a CV. Here are some handy ...

Kata: Change Machine

A vending machine has been designed that gives change (sometimes it even...

Kata: Sieving for Primes

The Sieve of Eratothenes is an ancient way of determining Prime Numbers. It...

Kata: Credit Cards

Credit cards numbers are not just any old sixteen digits ......

Kata: Popular Dice Game

A popular dice game (some call it Yahtzee) is played with dice ... Working out...

Kata: Colour

A database has been dumped out to a text file. Let's Play ......

Placement Students! Find Us!

Coming to see us about a placement? This is how to find us...

Why do a Placement?

Top ten reasons to take on a placement role...

Sphinx not for Docs

We are fans of Sphinx - the Python Documentation Generator....

Software for Diagrams

One of the good things about spending time working (teaching) in a university...

Kata: Fizz Buzz

"Fizz Buzz" is too difficult without a cheat sheet ......

Kata: The Typewriter

It is well known that the longest word that can be typed using only the top row ...

Cool Web Dev Playground

I've sometimes mused on the difficulties of teaching new students the mysteries ...

Code Katas

We are fans of Code Katas, and we make some available on this site....

Periodic Table of HTML Elements

When learning, or just writing, HTML, most folks need a reference. Like this....

Why is HTML so Difficult?

Students learning HTML find it surprisingly difficult. We wonder why?...

An Interesting Code Kata

Yesterday, I was shown the idea of Code Kata ......

Graduate Recruitment Fair: Top Tips

Attending a Graduate Fair? Be Prepared...