by Maggie Allen

Recently, my team wrapped up a long project to rebuild and deprecate a critical part of our website, a frontend module called n-ui, on which all of our user-facing apps depended.

The reasons behind the decision to rebuild and the story of how we did it has been covered in this excellent post by Matt Hinchliffe.

Artist’s deconstruction of the character BMO from the cartoon series Adventure Time

In the beginning I was naively reassured by the idea that we had a working application containing all the required functionality readily available to us and the fact that I’ve enjoyed refactoring old code in the past. I assumed that this…


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules that come into effect on May 25th, 2018. It regulates the use of data and it applies to all organisations that store or process any data relating to individuals inside the EU.

Much of what I’ve read recently about GDPR seems to have been written and designed with the sole aim of inducing panic and nausea in every developer it reaches. But in the time that I’ve been working on GDPR for ft.com …

Maggie Allen

Developer at Financial Times

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