Tag: north west

We’re doing the Triple, Supporting 3 PHP Community Events

Many software agencies take pride in supporting their communities and Magma Digital are no different in the way that they support PHP Community Events. It is a busy up and coming schedule for us this year, as we are currently supporting: PHP South Coast, WeCamp and PHPNW15 and we simply cannot wait! PHP Community Events

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Introducing Melissa & Alister to our team

This year is proving to be another exciting and busy year for us. We’ve stopped to draw breath to let you know some great news. We’d like to introduce you to our newest team members. Melissa and Alister have joined our team as commercial director and marketing assistant, respectively. Melissa has joined our team as

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We’re Double Winners at the BIBAs 2014!

After months of anticipation since we were announced as double finalists in May, the BIBAs 2014  awards night finally arrived on Friday! The event, facilitated by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, has the remit of celebrating the achievements of the county’s best businesses and accordingly it attracts the cream of the Lancashire business community. Twelve

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The Manufacturing Industry in the UK

On the 25th June, some of the Magma Digital team attended the Make It Britain Conference, which was organised by EEF (UK manufacturing trade body) and sponsored by Siemens. The aim of the conference was to discuss the current and future trends of UK manufacturing, while also commemorating historical achievements. More recently we visited the

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The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names

While working on a Symfony project recently, I ran into a rather frustrating bug that required some delving into the depths of the Symfony2 framework and we decided to give it the title; The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names. The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names Problem Our project involved a Doctrine entity that had a field

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The Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2014

Last Thursday night ten members of the Magma team got suited and booted to attend the annual Red Rose Awards hosted by the Lancashire Business View, a night designed to celebrate the best of Lancashire business. It was a record breaking year for the awards, with a record number of entries and finalists. We were

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Manchester Digital Talent Day – Steph’s Story!

In our last blog post we mentioned that Magma would be attending the Manchester Digital Talent Day and we are happy to report that we had a wonderfully enjoyable day chatting with all the digital-savvy students.They had a fantastic time talking with Priscilla and I too, obviously! With more than 80 employers being present and

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Magma will be scouting at the Manchester Digital Talent Day

Tomorrow is the day that all you bright young things have been eagerly anticipating. It is the day where you will have the unique opportunity to meet representatives from the North West’s leading digital and creative companies. It is the Manchester Digital Talent Day (#MDTalentDay), part of the Digital Skills Festival 2014, which will be

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New Year, new PHP Web Developer job?

If any of you were at the PHP North West Conference 2013 and heard the opening keynote by Lorna Mitchell and Ivo Jansch, you will be aware that if you don’t enjoy your job as a developer, you should quit and find a job you can enjoy. If you’re feeling miserable to be back in

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