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Visual regression testing using Jest, Chromeless and AWS Lambda

Testing is a crucial element of a great digital product, but it’s hard to test for visual changes in a website. In this post, we show you how we do it.

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Jelle

Developer

9 Nov  ·  8 min read

Our hands-on experience with Abstract, version control for designers

We dive into a new tool in our toolbox, to show what it could mean for your workflow.

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Kjelle

Experience designer

19 Oct  ·  8 min read

The next generation: teach your kids to code?

For back-to-school month, we got our front-end developer Marijn digging into the sense and nonsense of teaching kids to code.

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Marijn

Web developer

21 Sep  ·  5 min read

How to prepare your apps for the iPhone X

The iPhone X is here, and its all-screen design changes the way your apps will look. We’ll show you how to alter your existing apps to fit the 'future of the iPhone'!

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David

Team lead - iOS

15 Sep  ·  7 min read

A first look at Sketch Libraries

We tested the newly released Sketch Libraries beta, the long-awaited feature that might solve your syncing woes.

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Jens

Experience designer

1 Sep  ·  5 min read

A cure for meetingitis

Our focus on efficiency in our client processes didn’t save us from slowly getting infected with that paralytic called meeting culture. Here’s how we cured it!

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Ruben

Director product operations

27 Jul  ·  6 min read

How to evaluate a client's tech architecture

Have you ever struggled with the best way to screen and visualise a customer's technical stack before starting a project? We share what's worked for us!

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Stijn

Director web development

13 Jul  ·  6 min read

Responsive design workflow in Sketch

Scattered layouts and inconsistencies: responsive design can be a pain. To ease it, we're working on an effortless, automated workflow – and we’ve already got the first plugin ready.

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Kjelle

Experience designer

6 Jul  ·  4 min read

WWDC 2017 feature mini-demos: NFC

We wrap up our tests of the best iOS 11 features announced at WWDC. In this post, we try out the long-awaited NFC capabilities.

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Jelte

Native applications Developer

29 Jun  ·  4 min read

WWDC 2017 feature mini-demos: PDFKit

We continue testing the best iOS 11 features that were announced at WWDC! In this post, we dive into PDFKit.

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Dries

Native applications developer

20 Jun  ·  3 min read

WWDC 2017 feature mini-demos: Guest WiFi access

This week, we're playing around with a number of iOS 11 features that were announced at WWDC! Today: the new guest WiFi module.

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Yannick

Native applications developer

15 Jun  ·  2 min read

WWDC 2017 feature mini-demos: Drag and Drop

This week, we're playing around with a number of iOS 11 features that were announced at WWDC! First up: drag and drop between apps.

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Jens

Native applications developer

13 Jun  ·  2 min read

Design like a developer with Anima App and spacings

Ever struggled with dynamic spacings in Sketch? We've got a workaround, using Anima App and our own plugin!

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Michiel

Experience designer

3 Jun  ·  4 min read

Prototyping with Framer: our take on the v90 update

It’s not a secret that we like Framer for rapid prototyping! We’ve written about the tool before, and we’re quite intrigued by its latest big update…

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Kjelle

Experience designer

3 Jun  ·  3 min read

Continuous integration for our native applications with Pygmy

Building native apps comes with a slew of configuration options and complexities. This is why we built Pygmy, another one of our automation monkeys!

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Matteo

Cloud & automation developer

11 May  ·  11 min read

Our website performance commandments

Website speed and performance might be one of the most-repeated subjects in front-end land. Our front-end magician Sander walks you through his (not quite ten) performance commandments.

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Sander

Team lead - Web app

21 Mar  ·  6 min read

Our take on devops, part 2: Baboon

After our Devops 101 post, we’ll start introducing you to our gang of automation monkeys. First off, Baboon, who automates the creation of 'entities' in all November Five tools to help with housekeeping, security and reporting.

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Ruben

Director product operations

2 Mar  ·  5 min read

Our process for tech assessments

We share our learnings and current process on how to screen a customer's technical stack.

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Stijn

Director web development

16 Feb  ·  8 min read

Our take on devops, part 1: The history lesson

Devops is nothing if not a buzzword, but what exactly does it entail, and where does it come from? With this post, we kick off a series on our take on devops!

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Ruben

Director product operations

19 Jan  ·  19 min read

Packages in composer

In this tech tutorial, we show you how to change a library package name in Composer… Use it wisely!

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Kevin

Web developer

12 Jan  ·  2 min read

Jenkins serving Cake: our recipe for Windows

We walk you through our complete automated build process for the Universal Windows Platform, using Git, Jenkins and Cake.

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Dusty

Native applications developer

5 Jan  ·  12 min read

Our designers' thoughts on prototyping tools

Our designers compare two leading prototyping tools: Framer and Origami Studio.

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Kjelle

Experience designer

24 Nov  ·  7 min read

Improving our project setup flow with RAML

Everybody knows that time is money, and you can never have enough of either! Well, that might be a cliché, but we still made it one of our main goals at November Five to not waste any time.

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Mario

Web developer

4 Aug  ·  4 min read

Spencer hacks: automating our garage doors

Our hardware team created a useful remote control hack for our office garage!

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Geert

Hardware engineer

15 Jul  ·  3 min read

Automating our office entertainment room

One of our awesome interns walks us through the project he’s been working on with us: the automation of our entertainment room.

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Oliver

Web developer

3 Jun  ·  4 min read

Our designers' thoughts on Sketch 3.7

Our design team walks you through the changes and improvements in the latest Sketch release.

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Jens

Experience designer

14 Apr  ·  11 min read

Setting up a private Python Package Repository on S3

Team Product operations opensources a tool to install Python packages with pip from your private repository.

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Ruben

Director product operations

6 Apr  ·  5 min read

Building our custom-made connected coin hopper

Our hardware team takes up some convenient office automation.

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Nick

Co-CTO & Founder

1 Apr  ·  6 min read

Slacking off: updating the way we communicate

Like many companies with, say, more than half a dozen employees, November Five was beginning to struggle with email, too. So we set out to bring the fun back into our communications.

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Noémie

Research & content designer

29 Feb  ·  7 min read

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