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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 Typesafe Bash - an evening of Scala and Akka

On 20th and 21st April Instil is proud to announce that we will be hosting Jamie Allen from Typesafe. Jamie is Typesafe’s Director of Global Services, has been consulting since...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


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


JetBrains IDE Workshops and Bash Event

Basic Details As previously discussed there will be two workshops and the usual evening event, presented by Hadi Hariri and Matthew Ellis from JetBrains. All are to be held in...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Bash in 2015

To kick off 2015 I am delighted to announce two upcoming BASH events and tantalise you with the promise of even greater things to come… But before that just a...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


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


The Summer Of Code Rolls On

A few weeks ago a man with a plan announced that we would be running a summer of code in Instil HQ. The aim was to bring together like minded...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Summer of Code

This Tuesday sees the start of our ‘summer of code’ – a series of workshops and events all centred around coding. Things kick off with fellow Instiller Matt McComb providing...

Tara Simpson

Tara Simpson


Summer of Code Workshops

Details of the BASH Summer of Code Workshops are now available! Over the summer BASH will be running a series of workshops on emerging technologies, presented by local experts. All...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Java Shark Jump Redux

My last post on the iffy implementation of FP in Java 8 generated a lot of interest. Many thanks for all the comments received. I would like to clarify two...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour


Java Jumps the Shark

Don’t get me wrong – I love Java. The first programming book I bought of my own free will (university reading lists don’t count) was the original ‘Java in a...

Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour