What I Learnt at SPA 2011

After weeks of keen anticipation, not to mention many long nights of preparation for my own session, SPA 2011 has now been and gone. Overall it was an excellent conference with a great group of attendees. The numerous inter-session conversations I had with ...Read More

Could Mobile Safari become the next IE 6?

I heard a great quote a year or two ago about how software developers always want to reinvent the wheel. Most other scientific disciplines require you to learn from others before building upon what they have done. Sir Issac Newton's oft quoted "if ...Read More

Breaking Development 2011

Breaking Development 2011 (Design and Development for the Mobile Web) is now over. The line up of speakers was excellent with many of the leading voices for the mobile web presenting. Although I didn't attend I was following the Twitter stream avidly. ...Read More

Google Search is not dead

Last week my colleague Sarah asked the question of whether Is Google Search Dead? The question is especially pertinent after Google's controversial move to find more high quality sites which seems to have inadvertently impacted legitimate sites like Cult of ...Read More

Multimedia on the Web/Using HTML5 Sensibly Review

Last night I had the pleasure of attending two excellent HTML5 presentations by Christian Heilmann, organised by the London Ajax User Group and hosted by Skills Matter eXchange. The first focussed on multimedia, specifically what HTML5's video and audio tags ...Read More

HTML5 as a Disruptive Technology

It is a badly kept secret that my favourite business book is Clayton M. Christensen's seminal Innovator's Dilemma. Even though it is more than a decade old, its message is still pertinent. There is great value in identifying whether a ...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

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

Web Page vs Web App

When does a web page cease to be a page and become something that is more like an app? The answer is pretty subjective, and two people can argue (and have) about this for hours and still not agree. Superficially the difference between ...Read More