Yell Engineering Hack Day

The latest edition of the Yell hack day saw seven teams of Yell developers enter with a wide variety of pretty interesting hacks and ideas to improve our products and the way we approach data at Yell.

The day resulted in lots of interesting entries, from comparison tools to reading level analysis and more.
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HTTPS is Hard

Yell’s Head of Web Engineering, Steve Workman, looks back over Yell.com’s seven-month transition to HTTPS to raise awareness of the issues with the move in the industry and to make the adoption process easier for other engineering teams.

“We’re a business directory, why do we need to be secure?” I said, talking to Daniel Applequist (W3C Technical Architecture Group co-chair) in the pub after London Web Standard’s January 2015 event where he spoke about HTTPS.
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