Back in February, we held a hack day which led to this post on practical tips for organising one. One of the problems we tried to find a solution for on the day was from our Impact & Investment team. They were receiving a lot of applications for funding that…


Working in the charity sector you learn to be pretty resourceful when you need to be, and that doesn’t stop at blagging free stuff (obviously we never do that ;)).

One of the most significant things we learnt from amalgamating our campaign sites onto a single platform was the efficiency…


Recently we reviewed our current approach for automated regression testing for one of our products here at Comic Relief. In this post I will discuss about our new approach for automated regression testing for Giving pages project.

What is Regression testing?

Regression testing is the process of verifying that the…


For those who aren’t familiar with the concept of Pattern-Lab (or a Pattern Library), it’s essentially a living style guide; a common tool in modern web development. …


Over the last year a key objective for the Technology team at Comic Relief has been to build products not websites. Tech Lead, Peter Vanhee, explained in a previous blog post how we’re using Drupal 8 to create a reusable platform product for building campaign websites. …


10 years ago (at the end of 2006), Drush appeared to make it easy for Drupal developers to do some common tasks, it wasn’t immediately popular as it was a Command-LIne tool and a lot of people didn’t appreciate the idea, but year after year its popularity grew as did…


Hey, I’m Leigh. I’m a digital designer at Comic Relief and this is my first post for the Comic Relief Tech Blog! I’ve just started working on a new digital storytelling product and thought it might be interesting to blog our journey, through our processes, what’s working, our challenges etc…


In the past we used a Drupal 7 multi-site powering at least 3 different sites at the same time with all our business logic bundled inside of various massive custom modules shared along all the sites and some of them with dependencies of external modules (like Message Broker) and each…


We changed a few of the services that support our apps for Red Nose Day giving pages before the big day this year.

One of the more interesting processes was finding a good solution for all our caches and session data. …


‘A lack of women in technology jobs is not just a problem for women, it’s a problem for the whole sector.’

That’s the conclusion reached by the Tech Partnership and Founders 4 Schools, who recently published research into diversity in the sector. Alarmingly, this research also found that only 17%…

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