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Donut chart corkscrew entry animation with d3.js

by Jonathan George

TL;DR I wanted a nice way of animating in a D3 donut chart with a “corkscrew” effect, where segments animate in at constant speed regardless of segment size in a clockwise sweep, simultaneously animating out from the centre. Here’s what I came up with: See the Pen D3.js pie/donut chart corkscrew entry animation by Jonathan […]


I’ve just completed my first year working full time for endjin, after I joined as an Apprentice II last May. And without sounding too much like a cliché, time has truly flown. In the ins-and-outs of daily working life I haven’t really noticed the huge progress I’ve made in the last year, but as we […]


My take on the cornerstones of good project estimation and planning. Firstly, a huge thank you to Mike Cohn for his book on Agile estimation and Planning, which I wholeheartedly recommend if you want to know more about these techniques. And also, to Steve McConnell for going into the real details of software estimation in […]


This post explains how to create a PowerBI report which sources data from two separate Azure SQL Databases. PowerBI offers two data access mechanisms; Import and DirectQuery. DirectQuery provides a range of benefits, the chief of which is that data is automatically refreshed. DirectQuery doesn’t import any data into PowerBI, instead it queries the data […]


A Bit of a Christmas Do in the Country with Benchpeg

by Paul Waller

Benchpeg – Supporting the work of the Jeweller since 2006 Earlier this year endjin redesigned the Benchpeg website that had previously been hosted on a decade-old content platform that was beginning to creak and groan. One of our main aims was to halve the day-to-day workload for generating content, and streamline the process of producing a weekly […]


London, 02/12/16 Barber Vangelos Georgiou has been cutting hair at George Gents’ Hairdresser on Bermondsey street since 1970. Over the years he’s seen dramatic changes to the neighbourhood, from factories to luxury shops and flats, with a knock on effect for his business as costs have risen and the factory workers who lived and worked […]


Reasons to: Round up of the Sessions I Attended

by Paul Waller

For some reason, even though I left school years ago, September seems to mark the start of a new year. Probably because that’s when schools do go back after the summer, my mind is sub-consciously stuck in that cycle and importantly this year our eldest begins a new chapter in his life – of starting […]


As Partners for Power BI, endjin is doing more and more interesting things with data and visualisations every week. Recently we were asked to develop some custom visualisations based on work item KPI data from inside Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), which required us to get to grips with the underlying VSTS REST API. This post […]


We produced a booklet to coincide with our Future Decoded talk “The 100 Year Start-up: Embracing Disruption in Financial Services“, where we examine the challenges and opportunities in the Microsoft Cloud for the Financial Services Industry, covering the following topics: Security, Privacy & Data Sovereignty Data Ingestion, Transformation & Enrichment Big Compute Big Data – […]


It’s #FinTechWeek in the UK, which means it’s the perfect time to share a customer story; for the past 3 years endjin have been helping Hymans Robertson, a market leading actuarial consultancy who have realigned their business towards innovation, placing FinTech and the cloud at the heart of their offerings in the emerging API, Data, […]


The Brief Towards the end of 2013 endjin were handed a brief by Mark Poynton, Head Chef and owner of Restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge for his entry into the Great British Menu 2014. For those not familiar with the TV show, it offers the chance for the nation’s top chefs to compete for the opportunity to cook a banquet […]


Bootstrap 3 At A Glance – Part One – Motivations

by Matthew Adams

In August 2013, Version 3 of the Bootstrap framework was released. The first version, developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter in 2011, was a pure CSS library. It was designed to provide a solid foundation for the most common user interface tasks that front-end developers faced every day, including grids and page […]


Example of a full-width bleed using Bootstrap 3

by Matthew Adams

In my previous post, I listed some top tips for getting started with bootstrap, and then produced a basic example layout with box-outs, sidebars and bleeds. One of the most common questions that has come from that post is “how do I achieve a section with a full-width bleed (e.g. for a full-width background), part […]


Collaboration is the ability to pull together expertise and ideas. In our office you’ll often hear the developers say ‘lets get it working, while the designers get on with the chrome.’ This isn’t a case of passing the buck it’s just enabling the developers to engage their expertise and deliver their part of the job […]


Example Responsive Layout Using Bootstrap

by Matthew Adams

In my previous post, we listed a few learnings from our experience of using Boostrap as a layout engine in an HTML5 website. In this post, I’ve put together a basic example that illustrates some of the techniques we talked about. I’ve structured a page with a header; left-hand sidebar; body content with a call-out […]


We ran a retrospective of our first few Bootstrap-based HTML5/Javascript projects a few weeks back, and distilled some of the output into these top tips. 1) You don’t have to use a container-fluid to make the design responsive container-fluid is a full-width, smoothly resizing container (e.g. for apps). container is a pseudo-fixed-width, centred container that […]


Since my last post we have been busy ‘snagging’ our site, building on our visual language, and pulling together potential merchandise. Like any brand we realise that it needs to continually evolve and be refined. So what is our next step? Now we have the foundations, we need to continue to develop our visual language and […]


This is the first post in a series covering our experiences conceptualising, designing and delivering endjin’s evolving digital strategy. It’s Wednesday morning and there’s an air of expectation. We spent last week moving to our new offices and it’s a stone’s throw from one of our favourite restaurants. This, however, is not the only reason […]