Reading time: 4 minutesIn 2011 developers from Heroku developed the Twelve-Factor App Methodology, a list of best practices for portability and resillience of web applications. Heroku recommend you should store configuration differences between deployments in the applications environment.

Reading time: 3 minutesAs part of the Blogs.ed service planning, the service team identified a number of third-party plugins, themes and services that we wanted to integrate into the new service. We have collated our own cookie findings for an out-of-the-box WordPress installation, and also detailed how issues with third-party services were mitigated.

Reading time: 4 minutesYou may know that we are moving Learn to the cloud in the summer. This is a good thing – it will mean we can do more frequent updates to the application with less downtime. At the moment, we are restricted to a single update of the application over the …

Reading time: 5 minutesRunning a service like Noteable comes with its own particular set of problems. Academic colleagues who have used the service in their teaching always say that the service is great, which itself is very good, the problem comes when trying to solidify this into something that you can take to others. I’ve realised that it …

Reading time: 3 minutesI’ve recently tried to become a little more involved in the wider Jupyter community and I have to say that it’s the most amazing community to be part of and work with. We at the University of Edinburgh have already managed to get funding for our nbgrader workshop which has been a great excuse to …

Reading time: 3 minutesFirstly, can I state this is not a blog about how Aliens is the superior movie compared to Alien and needless to say we want to discuss Alien Resurrection (its slightly better than Sharknado). Instead this will be a quick post on bias and AI via the medium of character’s from the Alien franchise. Bias […]

Reading time: 3 minutesIn my current position I am working on helping to identify and deliver the technology that would assist in the delivery of Master level courses at scale. Before the pedagogy evangelists go all Opus Dei on me let me stress that I am a firm believer that technology is not the definitive answer alone (without good design or […]

Reading time: 2 minutesFrom Labyrinth to H5P First developed within CMVM back in 2004, Labyrinth was a game-based pathway system for creating and playing virtual patients. As the Labyrinth platform is built in Classic ASP, I wanted to see if we could use the H5P Branching Scenario as a possible alternative or successor. From the thousands published, I selected […]

Reading time: 2 minutesHi All, Recently I was working on adding a plupload plugin to the video-migrator site. It is a s tool that allows the file upload process to be executed in chunks. The video-migrator site uses Kaltura to process two video files and put them together as one movie, picture-in-picture. The installation and set up was fairly quick […]

Reading time: 2 minutesH5P February 2019 release H5P have launched three new interactive content types, Branching Scenario, Virtual Tour (360) and Dictation. For anyone who doesn’t know anything about H5P it is a free open HTML5 technology to easily add interactive content to your website with a plugin for WordPress, Drupal and Moodle. Branching Scenario allow authors to […]


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