QCon 2019 – day 1

Cognitive dissonance is something I've been thinking about recently. The difference between what 'is', and what you think 'should be'. And that thought found resonance in an excellent talk today at QCon London 2019. Stuart Davidson presented ...Read More

QA Financial Forum London 2019

QAFFL is nothing to do with Harry Potter, despite the name and possible Quidditch connection. In fact, it is a one day conference focusing on QA in Finance: a series of talks ...Read More

AppiumConf 2018

On 6th April 2018 the first AppiumConf was held. This was the first conference specifically about Appium, the mobile testing tool based on Selenium. Fittingly, the keynote was from two founders of the Appium project. They took us through the brief history of Appium, and ...Read More

Hackday: Live Coding Music

This was Julien's hackday project. This year, Caplin Hack Day's theme was titled 'Into the Unknown'. Basically, we were allowed to do anything as long as it was something new.So I did what everyone ...Read More

Hackday – Team Firefly

Permissioning and Entitlement is one of the most critical functions of any financial trading system. Ensuring that your clients are entitled to perform their required actions and denied from all other actions is important not only for security and convenience, but ...Read More

Devoxx 2014

Two talks caught my eye on the schedule for Devoxx 2014, and I couldn't wait to get to them. John Smart was over from Australia to talk about testing (and no doubt BDD too). I was hoping he'd have some Thucydides examples, ...Read More

Your first line of code is feature code

This was our goal when first developing BladeRunner internally. And it has remained our goal since, and as we have transformed the project into the BladeRunnerJS open source project. Building large webapps requires consistency, and the ability to control and manage large codebases ...Read More

Testbash 3

There were two days of workshops ahead of the conference day, and a 'Meetup' on the Thursday evening, which meant attendance at the 6.30am run by the pier was limited to 10 of the several hundred QAs and testers in attendance. The conference day ...Read More

QCon 2014 – day 3

The third and final day of this years QCon, and everything seemed a little subdued and quiet. Perhaps because of the conference party last night? The keynote was looking to the future, and what the next set of disruptive technologies might ...Read More

QCon 2014 – Day 2

It's day two of the conference talks at QCon. The day started with a gentle look back at some key figures and ideas in the history of software development, reminding us to enjoy what we are doing. It ended with a ...Read More