Platformability 2010 Roundup – A Year to Remember

December has certainly been a month of festive cheer here at Caplin. Despite it being one of our busiest months ever, we still managed to get into the swing of the holiday season. With visions of mince pies and mulled wine ...Read More

Coffee, caffeine, performance and you

Coffee is a worldwide phenomenon. Despite absolutely no requirement for it in the human diet, millions of us use it every day. After observing the huge milk and sugar filled cups of a certain coffee chain a venture capitalist famously remarked ...Read More

Ressurecting the Jigosaurus – Part II

This is part II to Ressurecting the Jigosaurus written by Andrew Trevorah. The original Jigosaurus contained a single playable image which was cut to puzzle pieces saved on the web server as distinct files. Obviously it wasn’t very exciting to play the same ...Read More

Finding the Ideal UX Wireframing Software

Wireframing is the way a UX designer expresses their ideas by showing layout, navigation and task flows in a skeleton of a web interface. For a better idea on wireframes, check out the 'I ♥ wireframes' group. Why? When I recently joined the ...Read More

And the winners of the Caplin HTML5 Hackathon are…

Caplin has for a long time pushed the limits of native browser technology, and with HTML5 it seems clear that its time has come. The Caplin HTML5 Hackathon was run in order to develop new HTML5 features to be used in our Caplin ...Read More

Why Web Workers don't work (yet)

At our HTML5 HackDay a few weeks ago some of my colleagues tried using web workers to enhance our existing applications. The multi-threading supports provided a significant performance boost to our application. However, does this mean that web workers are the future of web-app development? Not so ...Read More

Chrome Crankshaft – 'doubles' JavaScript speed

Performance is a key aspect in native-web Single Dealer Platforms, since browser robustness is widely satisfactory in modern browsers. Low latency browser-based trading has been massively accelerated by the latest releases of Chrome and Firefox. Now that performance is set to get a boost ...Read More

Websocket – First implementation impressions

Much to my surprise I ended up taking part in the inaugural Caplin HTML5 Hack Day. I say surprise because I'm more at home writing servers and APIs than working in a browser. Thankfully, it seems there's a feature in HTML5 for all of ...Read More

HTML5 Toolkits for Complex Web Applications

At Caplin, we build very complex web applications for financial trading, and we are often asked for advice about which of the many JavaScript toolkits out there are the best. Embarking on developing a web application can be bewildering: there's no shortage of JavaScript ...Read More