Why no WebSocket server API?

WebSocket consists of a simple Javascript API and a protocol definition. It is fairly simple in concept and the Javascript API makes it very easy to use within any web page. There is lots of talk about compatibility, support and issues with WebSocket which ...Read More

iPhone and iPad WebSocket support

With the release of iOS 4.2 yesterday Mobile Safari has been upgraded to support WebSocket, along with some other new features too. I have been reasonably vocal about how WebSocket isn't the answer to everything, mainly due to browser support and the ...Read More

HTML5 Hackathon

As the clock struck midday last Monday, we started our inaugural Caplin 24 hour HTML5 themed hackathon. Inspired by similar days run by Atlassian (amongst others) we were keen to release our engineers from any shackles and leave them free to ...Read More

Incremental development applied to the built environment

Agile development comes in various forms and flavours. Each workplace does it differently; some do four-week iterations, others two-week sprints; some use scrum, others xp, and then most will just improvise and make up their own rules – or as Alistair Cockburn, one ...Read More

Testing the Untestable

At Caplin we have a lot of products which do not have user interfaces. Of course,  a user interface for a internal component makes no sense, they are designed to be used by other components, who themselves may not have user interfaces. This ...Read More

Liquid Networks and Borrow Hunches

How to innovate according to Steven Johnson... "Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down; but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies, frequent coffee houses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on ...Read More

3d Movies Suck, I want Holograms

Ok...I like gimmicks as much as the next guy, but i feel like there are some major issues completely overlooked by this Hollywood bandwagon... (more…) ...Read More

HTML5 WebSocket support

Dylan has posted a good round up of the state of WebSocket support over on CometDaily. As you can see, the browser support is limited, and the version of WebSocket supported comes into it too. The two biggest browsers, Internet Explorer and ...Read More

Resurrecting the Jigosaurus

Jigosaurus was a multiplayer Jigsaw puzzle that could be played with friends through any compliant web browser. It was originally designed as a small little test project but was sadly left dormant. As fresh starters to the graduate scheme, Aleksei, Yasser and I ...Read More