QCon 2019 – day 2

A nice sunny morning in London started with a very interesting Keynote on Artificial Intelligence. Peter Morgan gave an introduction into Intelligence and its types. It was fascinating to see ...Read More

HackDay 6 – Hack-o-ween roundup

Last Friday saw another 24-hour coding-fest at Caplin HQ. All engineering staff were asked to form teams for a start on Thursday lunchtime and build something cool to demo on Friday afternoon. For a number of people furiously working on their ...Read More

Money Phone

Having gone to the 'Internetworld 2012' event, there seems to be a clear emerging trend for mobiles, which should come as no surprise. We are all going to be using our phones to pay for things from now on. Barclaycard has a rather strange ...Read More

Internet Explorer Automatic Updates!

This was announced nearly 3 months old now, somehow it passed me by, but Microsoft are going to start automatically updating Internet Explorer to the latest version. This is really big news. People running Windows XP will be upgraded to IE8 since ...Read More

The world went HTML5, finally Adobe are catching up!

Yesterday's announcement by Adobe that they were abandoning Flash for mobile was greeted with almost universal acclaim in the tech blogosphere. Unusually, there weren't many people surprised or disappointed by the decision. Why? Well, It turns out that Steve Jobs wasn't just being ...Read More

Dart: did Google miss the bull's-eye?

The vocal portions of the Web that care about such things seem to have already made up their minds about Dart, the new web programming language from Google. My opinion of it has been flipping between intrigue and tedium. Maybe you don't even ...Read More

Clean Coder

In university we were given various compulsory professional ethics modules, which I considered largely pointless. I still do. Perhaps they should simply have given us a copy of Uncle Bob's new book "The Clean Coder". When it comes to how we act as professionals ...Read More