Design and Web team summary – 20 February 2019

Snapcraft squad Report a Snap Last year, a snap was found in the Snap Store using computing resources for bitcoin mining without user consent. This software was retired from the Store after further investigation and highlighted the need for snapcraft.io users to report potential snaps violating trademark, copyright or terms and conditions of the store. […]

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Design and Web team summary – 20 February 2019

Snapcraft squad Report a Snap Last year, a snap was found in the Snap Store using computing resources for bitcoin mining without user consent. This software was retired from the Store after further investigation and highlighted the need for snapcraft.io users to report potential snaps violating trademark, copyright or terms and conditions of the store. […]

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Design and Web team summary – 04 February 2019

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Three new homepage takeovers This iteration we designed three, built two and are showing one new homepage takeover. Branded snap appstores is live Broadsign and arrow webinar is build Financial services webinar is designed Built a new version of the […]

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Our new team practices site, and the democratic repository behind it

A month ago, we published our web and design team practices website, from the repository that we’ve been building up for nearly two years now. I’ll try to explain why I am so proud of it. Why practices? A strong team needs agreed standards and principles, to help anchor discussions and illuminate common goals. When […]

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Zero to Snap – Rev up your packaging

Software developers often have enough to worry about. Their focus is creating the best application they can, often without having to consider packaging. We recently discovered Akira, which illustrates this well. The small team of developers are hard at work on the application, so software packaging isn’t a high priority at the moment. Akira is […]

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Our Kubernetes deployment pipeline

A few weeks ago I joined the web and design team here at Canonical, in the Base Squad, which is our backend team. One of the things that we are responsible for is deploying the code to our different staging and production environments. With multiple features being developed simultaneously, bugs being fixed, and some parts […]

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