What does Platformability mean to you?

We’ve purposefully not defined exactly what Platformability means. It was conjured up by Duncan based on a number of ideas. To help you decide what Platformability means to you, here are a few things to consider and some of my thoughts about the word. Let’s start by breaking the word Platformability into it’s constituent parts.

Platform (computing)

In computing, a platform describes some sort of hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer’s architecture,operating system, programming languages and related runtime libraries or graphical user interface.

This blog contains information on a variety of different topics, from approaches to technology solutions to UX considerations, and all these things come together to provide a solid base for development. To me, the word “platform” conveys an architecture and infrastructure of stability, on which you can integration your systems and build your applications.


The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; — in theplural, faculty, talent.

“Ability” straight away says to me that the Platform is an enabler, is of great quality, and can be relied upon. It enables users to integrate systems and build applications with ease. As this blog grows I hope we can share how we have developed, and will continue to develop, the components that come together to form such a platform.

Swimming in Technology

I love this tagline! For me, it says a lot about the people here at Caplin. We love technology. We don’t simply want to stand by and watch technology advance. We want to dive in and get involved, be innovative and contribute. We want to be the thought leaders and come up with new ways of solving problems and inventing new technologies.

And if that’s not got your creative juices flowing, how about a song to get you thinking (please remember I’m a Software Engineer)

Look for Platformability
The simple Platformability
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean Platformability
A set of great technologies
That brings Platformability to life

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