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Exploring Session Based Testing

It’s almost too easy to dismiss the concept of Exploratory Testing as one of the many dark arts of software testing, in which those that do not do it cannot...

Neil Boyd

Neil Boyd


Simplify Your Code With C# 6.0

Most of the attention surrounding the release of C# 6 this year has been related to the bootstrapping of the compiler, courtesy of project Roslyn. While it’s true that there...

Eoin Mullan

Eoin Mullan


Xamarin: A Panacea for Cross-Platform Mobile Development?

For years developers have locked horns in the long-running debate over the best approach to mobile development. In the early days this debate was dominated by web aficionados pushing modern...

Matt McComb

Matt McComb


Reading the Tea Leaves

It is traditional at this time of year to stick your neck out (turkey style) and foolishly make prophecies about technology trends over the next 12 months. So having girded...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Yes SQL Bash Reportage

The latest Bash Meetup took place on Monday night in Brewbot on the Ormeau Road, Belfast. The title of the evening was Yes SQL and we had two speakers lined...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


The Hunt for Next Year's Interns Is On

We had a great time at UUJ this week catching up with all the talented engineers looking for placements. If you love building software, have a curious disposition and want...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Instil Shortlisted for Deloitte Fast 50 Awards

Instil are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. Now in its 16th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards highlights...

Matt McComb

Matt McComb


Functional Kats 2015 Reportage

On the 12th September I had the honour and pleasure of attending and presenting at Kats Conf 15 – a one day functional programming conference in the centre of Dublin....

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Festival of Code 2015

We’re very pleased that we will once again be a Festival Of Code centre this summer. Kicking off 27th July. Festival of Code is a fantastic event run by Young...

Chris van Es

Chris van Es


The 3 Instil Check-in Commandments

Before committing any code to your master, or feature branch, you should always consider the three check-in commandments. 1) Could Chuck Norris understand it? We all know that Chuck Norris...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Upcoming Events 2015

So 2014 has been busy. Really busy. A whole summer of code, quickly followed by an intense but awesome autumn of corporate training, a pile of year-end project deadlines, the...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Instil Summer Outing 2014

This year the team voted on mountain biking for the annual summer outing. After assessing the team’s power to weight ratios and bike handling skills the sports director determined that...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Why do an IT Degree?

For training companies the busiest time of the year is from August to October, when software firms bring onboard their yearly intake of graduates / placement students and need them...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


RxJava in Different Flavours of Java

The first official release of .Net Reactive Extensions (RX) was three years ago. In that time the interest in Reactive Programming has gone from strength to strength as developers look...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Reactive Trader on HanselMinutes

One of the highlights of React 2014 in London was the talk from Adaptive’s Lee and Matt in which they discussed their open source Reactive Trader application. Matt recently had...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell