Nick Kewney

Software Architect & Product Builder


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Iterating Continuous Deployment Strategy in Growing Software Teams

In order to release reliable software, deployments require a delicate balance of speed and reliability. At Layer Systems, we prioritise releasing new features, fast feedback loops and responsiveness to customer issues when they do occur. We have a team of software engineers who are all striving to be as productive as they can be, so ensuring …

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Comms Vision 2019

Michelle Livingstone & I spent last week at #CommsVision @ The Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder. As a sponsor of the event, we welcomed the opportunity to learn how Layer products can help channel partners, both now and in the future. Here are some snaps from the week.

Enterprise Software Development in 2019

This post was written after a discussion with a co-worker on the most suitable (yet adaptable) model for large-scale enterprise product development from architectural, team & technical perspectives. Starting Out Firstly, let’s think about our goals when forming a strategic model for a new product or service: Build a relevant & adaptable product that will scale …

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Art of Working in Wood

Strathclyde University‘s Centre for Lifelong Learning has an amazing workshop called FABLAB, which is home to loads of high-spec tools & equipment. Graham Murdoch runs daytime and evening classes here. I did one this spring and built a dog lamp, pictured below. You should check out the course details here and register for the next session!