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

Experimenting with Custom Elements.

As part of Caplin's Hoverboards and Flying Cars (What cool things should we be doing in 2014 and 2015?) hack day our team decided to investigate Custom Elements - a Web Components spec. The Web Components model consists of four specifications. Templates Custom ...Read More

Using JavaScript to program an Arduino

We have a great culture of innovation here at Caplin. That's why we regularly organise hack days and encourage people to take dev days to work on new and cool technologies. We also invest a lot in education, so we often send ...Read More

JAX London

This was my first year at JAX London, so I cannot compare it to other years, but I must say that my level of satisfaction is quite high. The location was perfectly adequate –the place was very central and ...Read More

Understanding JavaScript – part II.

We have discussed in the previous article what functions are. Let's continue our discovery and find out the important attributes of functions. As you have seen in the previous article, a function does not necessarily require a name: function () {} (anonymous functions) is ...Read More

Understanding JavaScript – part I.

There are many approaches to learning JavaScript, but only a few of them explain how JavaScript works from the inside. I will demonstrate and highlight the most important features of JavaScript throughout a series of articles about how to use the language properly ...Read More

Developing for IE8: inline-block resize bug

At Caplin we don't need to support the ancient Internet Explorer 6 & 7 browsers, which makes development a lot easier, but IE8 still has some bugs to make life difficult. On a recent project we found an annoying one affecting inline-block elements, ...Read More

Code Coverage – What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing! Say it again! That is certainly the response I got when I asked an architect about code coverage. And it also seemed to be the conclusion from a long email thread/discussion we had here last year. And it was the response ...Read More

FinTech New York Hackathon Round-Up

After some much needed sleep we're able to reflect on the inspired (and at times manic) hacking that took place this weekend in New York. Over 30 teams presented their demos competing for the grand prize of $10,000 from Novus. Hack Projects The various ...Read More