Yell Staff Spotlight: Leo Perrotta, Head of Quality

Leo Perrotta

In the first of our Staff Spotlight blog posts, Yell Careers chats to our Head of Quality, Leo Perrotta to find out about quality engineering at Yell, what his role involves and his love for all things Agile.

Originally from Italy, Leo has worked in technical teams in five countries, including Sweden and China. He joined Yell in February 2016 and is based in our Reading Head Office.
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Experimenting with ES6

As part of the Yell Blog’s tech series, Junior Front End Developer Stevie Burrett road tests ES2015, also known as ES6, the latest version of JavaScript.

ES6 is one of the largest updates to come to JavaScript in years, and will pave the way for cleaner, better-written, more manageable code that’s less reliant on libraries like jQuery and RequireJS.
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Yell hosts Undergraduate Placement Assessment Days

This April, Yell hosted two Undergraduate Assessment Days for the new Yell Software Engineering Training Programme.

The scheme will see four talented computer science students join Yell’s engineering wizards for a one year placement in our software engineering department.
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Just how many web users really disable cookies or JavaScript?

Should web developers take global data averages for JavaScript and cookie support into account when planning their next project?

Andrzej Winnicki, Yell’s Senior Tech Lead for Web Architecture presents the results of his recent testing to determine if these averages are accurate for Yell.com visitors and their use of local storage, screen resolution, JavaScript and cookie support.
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