data.parliament.uk beta

data.parliament Beta is here!

In February this year we announced that we will be iteratively improving the user experience. Today we are launching the new Beta site. There are many changes and we hope you will like them. Dataset pages have been greatly simplified so that you can get to your data within two clicks. We have re-written many […]

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Downloading data from data.parliament

Where we provide APIs to our data, the data.parliament team has provided a method to download a pre-defined subset of data for each dataset as CSV. You can do this easily using the http://explore.data.parliament.uk website. However you will notice that you can only download a maximum of 500 resources at a time, and if you […]

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New theme for data.parliament

You may have noticed a new theme for data.parliament. Following internal and external user feedback on how data.parliament should be presented and the team’s experience to date we have decided to iteratively improve the user experience with the first launch today. We will be gathering feedback over the next month to improve as we go […]

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Testing data.parliament

Software testing for any application is not the same as the development itself, with more datasets from parliament being migrated to data.parliament by the day it is getting challenging to make sure that it is all fine and dandy as it should be. We use various automated and manual testing techniques for end to end […]

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Endpoint Availability Issue

As at 09:30 the DDP team investigating an issue witgh our API endpoints. We are looking into it. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Update: All back and running again

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“Just give us the data!”

Over the lifetime of the project, the team have, on a few occasions, been questioned as to why we are developing a platform, api, linked data capability etc, rather than just ‘giving people the data’. There are a few reasons that we have taken the approach that we have, and whilst we wouldn’t claim to […]

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data.parliament for Starters

I am a business analyst in the Data.Parliament team, looking at the business processes that provide information to Data.Parliament. I went along to last week’s Accountability Hack with the rest of the team, with the aim to see what a non- techie, with no database or programming tools, could achieve using the Data.Parliament website. We […]

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Swipee Swipee – Our #AccHack14 submission!

Swipee Swipee will is a tinder-style application which presents the User with the text of a succession of Early Day Motions EDMs together with the portrait of the primary sponsor. The user swipes towards green or red to indicate whether they would or wouldn’t support each EDM. After each EDM is swiped the application displays […]

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data.parliament @ Accountability Hack 2014

We are pleased to announce that data.parliament will be providing data to be used during the Accountability Hack 2014 data.parliament is a platform that enables the sharing of UK Parliament’s data with consumers both within and outside of Parliament. Designed to complement existing data services it aims to be the central publishing platform and data […]

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Our Second Demonstrator is now on GitHub

Have you ever wondered what your MP asked HM Treasury last Wednesday? Did you go to bed not knowing how she/he casted vote last evening? Then fear no more! All that knowledge is available via modest medium of MPExplorer brought to you by the DDP team. Head straight to github (https://github.com/UKParliData/MPExplorer) and check our source. […]

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