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

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

FinTech Hackathon NYC – Live Blog

4:30PM - Prize for best use of Caplin Technology The winner was a team calling themselves FinGraph - they did an interesting visualization of quoted companies that created a spider diagram showing their key supplier/partner relationships (e.g. Apple and AMD). They used a Cypher ...Read More

Testing by Contract in StreamLink JS

StreamLink for Browsers (SL4B) is the JavaScript library that we use to stream data from our server-side Liberator to our client side applications. It provides a simple API for client applications to interact with the financial (or other) data that they are interested in. StreamLink ...Read More

WebDriver, Chrome and Comet Servers

After spending about 3 hours of my day smashing my head against a really tricky little problem in WebDriver I thought I better just write a quick blog to try and warn other weary travellers. The WebDriver findElements() function was incredibly slow. Sometimes it ...Read More

Limited plumbing hampering your ability to build HTML5 apps ?

Most enterprise-scale language environments such as Java or .net, provide features like single-class-per-file (with on-demand loading); isolation; privacy and namespacing of code; refactoring capabilities; UI paradigms, encouraging separation of concerns; unit and acceptance testing tools with integrated debugging, etc... JavaScript and HMTL5 have ...Read More

HTML5: everyone's doing it!

The Next Web have reported on a survey by Kendo UI that 82% of developers think HTML5 is important to their jobs now or within the next 12 months. What's interesting is the relatively large survey size (about 4000 developers), which ...Read More

The Pain of HTML5

One of the essential problems with any new technology is whether to adopt it and diabolically abandon users who are not able to upgrade or miss out on new possibilities and eventually become irrelevant. The middle way of course is to fly to the ...Read More