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

Caplin Hack Day VII – Ninjatron Analytics

It was that time of the year again for UX designers and engineers to down tools from the usual day-to-day work items and spend 24 hours for the Caplin Hack Day. The theme this year was ‘Simplify and ...Read More

Hackday VI: Caplin Tailor

Twice a year Caplin developers, designers and business analysts have the opportunity to down tools on their projects and work on an idea or concept of their own during a 24 hour Hack Day. The theme for this Hack Day was ...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

Velocity – London 2013

After a thrilling 3 days at the Velocity Conference in London, I've put together this blog to give an overview of the more interesting talks covered in this year's conference. For those whom are unfamiliar with the Velocity conference, you can ...Read More

Server Scalability – HTML5 websockets vs Comet

There's an interesting discussion over on stackoverflow about server scalability and HTML5 WebSockets vs Comet. I have blogged in the past on the topic of server performance and about WebSocket and have just contributed to the stackoverflow thread. Anyway, ...Read More

Real-time Web on LinkedIn

There's some interesting discussion on the Real-time web Software and Technologies group between Phil Leggetter (ex-Caplin, now Pusher), Frank Greco (Kaazing), Alessandro Alinone (Lightstreamer) and myself. It covers some of the long running issues with terminology in the area of Comet ...Read More

Benchmarking Caplin Liberator

As the financial comet-streaming engine space becomes more commoditised, vendor selection processes for market data distribution and trade capture projects are both becoming more commonplace and more exacting in their functional and non-functional requirements. One typical non-functional requirement is for high comet engine ...Read More