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Insights

Thoughts, Tips, Observations and Learning from OneSheep

When making applications it’s not surprising to come across a scenario where you need something to happen as a background process. For example, in our last project we needed to be able to send reminders to users via email to give them a nudge to...

When we recently refactored the Toucan app it was difficult to choose the best architecture. The app uses several jQuery powered widgets to make the content more engaging and we used Vue.js to make our dashboard and reporting pages more manageable. This mixture of technologies...

Growing up through the church, I remember being given a Bible when I had learnt 50 bible verses - a now battered copy of the of the Rainbow Good News Bible. A few years later, I was given a metal-cased NLT as a baptism gift...

We were recently asked to automate some editing tasks for the Spotlight English editors who use LibreOffice Writer to prepare their episode copy. With LibreOffice's UNO (Universal Network Objects) component model, which has bindings to many programming languages, we were quite spoiled for choice. We could...

October saw the first ever SheepCon, where all five members of the OneSheep team were gathered together in one country for a time of vision, planning and fun - at the closest thing we have to a company HQ - Mark’s house in Stoke Row. Whilst...

Having worked with Laravel in our previous projects one of the things we have found ourselves implementing time and again is email verification (after a user has registered, we want to send them a link to click to make sure their email address is valid)....

Design is a passion of mine and a core component of OneSheep, but it's been a long time since the Church took design seriously or had a passion for it. Perhaps it was the cathedrals that scatter England that people thought were 'a bit much', though...

First, if you look for ways to helpfully explain bible stories better, The Bible Project needs your attention! The videos and related bible-reading plans, being produced by this effort is outstanding, and worthy of your interest. Summary Pro: Easy to understand, creative, gifted, artwork, and narrative providing...

Undoubtedly there is a growing sense that ministries should harness technology to venture deeper into the cyber-connected-media-social world of today’s unreached. There is also a sense of urgency created by the big perceived lead that the secular world has over the church in this area....

Around me is the fast tapping and fast talking of hackathon buzz. Here in Katowice, Poland, I’m visiting the first Code for the Kingdom Hackathon to happen in Poland, where there is a bot evangelist in the making. The organisers are hackathon veterans, but it’s the...