Writing reusable components in React using Hooks
This post is a quick introduction to React Hooks and solves some of the key challenges with it.
OPINION March 30, 2021
Another Perfect Partnership
Green Custard is now part of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program (PSP), accredited to deliver government, education, and not-for-profit projects.
NEWS February 23, 2021
The world is changing, are you?
We've put together a free white paper to help you understand how your business can transform and thrive in a challenging world.
RESOURCE December 14, 2020
How to build a real-time dashboard using AWS Amplify, AppSync and Lambda [Part 4]
Connecting a React frontend to the AWS AppSync API and visualising real-time data on a time series plot.
OPINION November 26, 2020
How to build a real-time dashboard using AWS Amplify, AppSync and Lambda [Part 3]
Building a condition monitoring data simulator using AWS Lambda and streaming data to the AWS AppSync API.
OPINION November 19, 2020
How to build a real-time dashboard using AWS Amplify, AppSync and Lambda [Part 2]
How to provision backend resources (i.e. Cognito Auth and AppSync API) using Amplify next.
OPINION November 13, 2020
How to build a real-time dashboard using AWS Amplify, AppSync and Lambda [Part 1]
A guide through the prerequisites setup and Amplify initialisation.
OPINION November 05, 2020
Creating IoT Solutions with AWS
We’re partnering with Arrow to deliver a virtual workshop where attendees will discover the relevance and value of Amazon Web Services in creating IoT services and solutions.
NEWS October 29, 2020
Partnering with AWS for Cloud Solutions
We’ve achieved AWS CloudFormation Delivery Partner status, joining an elite group of only 35 companies with this accreditation.
News June 22, 2020
Home From (the GC) Home
Thanks to collaborative software solutions, our home-working hubs are an effortless extension of the office set up. Here's an insight into what we're using ...
Opinion April 22, 2020
MQTT vs HTTPS performance on AWS IoT Core
When it comes to connectivity in IoT, does it make a big difference in performance and battery management to use MQTT instead of HTTP?
Opinion March 30, 2020
AWS re:Invent - it's not about the technology
After five invigorating days, there are two main takeaways I have from AWS re:Invent.
OPINION January 07, 2020
As our last hurrah of 2019, Jonathan and Zoltan jetted off to Vegas for AWS re:Invent!
News January 03, 2020
GC meets GC!
Jonathan to speak at the GC Business Growth Hub event: Embracing Digital Transformation to Boost Growth Opportunities.
NEWS November 14, 2019
AWS IoT Bootcamp
We were part of the latest AWS IoT Bootcamp as both presenters and attendees - it was a true workout for the mind!
NEWS October 29, 2019
10 years in 10 questions
This month, we give you an insight into the journey of the business in the ever-changing world of software through the eyes of our founders, James and Jonathan.
Opinion September 05, 2019
A winning pair
We did it! We not only won Business of the Year, but Overall Winner too at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2019!
NEWS July 05, 2019
AWS Summit London 2019
Earlier this month, a select bunch of the GC team attended the AWS Summit London 2019. Read on for a snapshot of our day!
NEWS May 29, 2019
We’re up for the title of Business of the Year at the SME Cambridge Business Awards 2019!
News April 15, 2019
Hitting our targets
This week we stepped away from our screens for the afternoon to take part in our spring team activity - archery tag!
News April 12, 2019
Thank GC it's Friday!
Each Friday, a member of Green Custard presents their thoughts to the team. Now we want to share these insights with you.
Opinion March 01, 2019
Connecting the community
Last week we were welcomed to the Nexmo Connect Event which was held at the fascinating Churchill War Rooms, London.
NEWS February 12, 2019
We're delighted to be at the next stage of our AWS Partner Network (APN) journey as we achieve Select Partner accreditation.
News January 14, 2019
Thanks to our team for 2018
2018 has been a fantastic year for the team with the welcome of new members, top projects, and accreditations aplenty.
News December 18, 2018
Handling the hack
As 2018 draws to a close, we look back on a great project we've been part of throughout the year: JLL’s first ever UK Hackathon.
News December 11, 2018
A staple in Cambridge's business community
We've been recognised as one of Cambridge's most influential businesses!
News November 02, 2018
Investing in investors
James and Jonathan attended the eagerly anticipated launch of The Invested Investor.
Opinion October 30, 2018
Software: buy in or bespoke?
We look at the best ways to research your solution and the benefits of both ‘off-the-shelf’ and custom software options.
Opinion October 15, 2018
Are manual processes hindering your growth?
5 reasons why switching from a manual process to a software solution will help your business take that next step.
Opinion October 08, 2018
Unifying development with design
Earlier this month, Geoff attended The UX Conference, adding to our ever-expanding pool of knowledge.
Opinion September 27, 2018
A chain reaction
Celebrating how we work together, the team engineered outside of the screen and created a giant version of a classic 80s game.
News September 13, 2018
With collaboration being key to success, we got together with Cambridge’s software, hardware, and design consultancies to share both successes and challenges.
News August 30, 2018
The speed of light(house)
We are delighted to have launched our brand-new website and speed has, quite literally, been of the essence.
OPINION July 30, 2018
Celebrating 9 years of GC
Today we were joined by fellow residents of St John's Innovation Centre who helped us celebrate our 9th birthday!
News June 21, 2018
Google IO 2018 - Day 3 Summary
The 3rd and final day of my Google IO adventure didn't disappoint with stand-out sessions covering AI and Flutter.
Opinion May 10, 2018
Google IO 2018 - Day 2 Summary
It's day 2 at Google IO! The focus of today's post is improving Android App downloads and bettering website performance.
Opinion May 09, 2018
Google IO 2018 - Day 1 Summary
I've travelled to California for Google IO, a conference where Google update the world on their latest offerings and developments.
Opinion May 08, 2018
Next to Nexmo
We're proud to announce that we are now part of the Nexmo Partner Programme!
News April 22, 2018
We're always keen to share our experiences from within the software development world. In this blog post, I explore Kubernetes.
Opinion February 16, 2018
An inspiring evening with Peter Cowley
James chaired the Cambridge Computer Science and IT Dinner featuring serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor: Peter Cowley.
News February 05, 2018
Celebrating another string to our collective accreditation bow . . .
We're always expanding our team members' accreditations. The latest is with the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification.
News January 23, 2018
A moving year for Green Custard
Stepping into our brand new office marks a fantastic end to our best year yet!
News December 21, 2017
Day three at Google I/O - counting cucumbers!
The third and final day at Google I/O brought a wide mix of talks and interesting references to real-life examples.
Opinion May 18, 2017
Day two at Google I/O - fast web apps, IoT and machine learning
After 10 packed hours of talks, here is my summary of day two at Google I/O!
Opinion May 17, 2017
Day one at Google I/O - mobile first to AI first
Today, I joined developers from around the globe for the start of Google IO! Here's my summary of day 1 at this annual tech event!
Opinion May 16, 2017
Going from strength to strength: Green Custard acquires Versio4
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Cambridge-based software development agency Versio4!
News March 10, 2017
Green Custard is an official partner of Anaren, Inc.
We are thrilled to announce that we are now a Product Deployment Partner for Anaren's Atmosphere IOT Development Environment.
News January 26, 2017
Periodic table app continues to impress with 5-star reviews
With 250,000+ downloads and 5/5 reviews, we are thrilled that the chemical science community find the app so helpful.
Customer January 09, 2017
The buzz of working with start-ups
We worked with start-up Fluidic Analytics to develop a prototype user interface for their scientific machine.
Customer July 12, 2016
Green Custard awarded a place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework
We have been awarded a place on the Pan-Government Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework.
News May 12, 2016
Big fish, little fish, what do they have in common?
Passionate about improving the customer experience? Read more on the importance of user insights for companies.
Customer April 20, 2016
Can we create more time?
A review of our work with Cambridge Bioscience which helped improve the efficiency of tasks and create more time for them.
Customer March 04, 2016
Don't believe the hype?
Numerous technologies attract hype every day and we discuss the five which seem to get a lot of column inches written about them.
Opinion February 25, 2016
New year, new you?
One of our latest projects saw us delve into the world of fitness, working with MvBii to develop their lifestyle companion app.
Customer January 15, 2016
BETT award nomination
RSC is a nominated finalist in the Bett Awards for their Periodic Table app in the best free digital content category.
News December 21, 2015
Welcome to the Green Custard Blog
Our blog provides a different perspective on the world of technology and thought-provoking opinions on the latest developments.
Company December 14, 2015