Platformability

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Callback hell is a design choice.

Repeated comments and blog posts about the "callback hell" problem in JavaScript on sites such as HN and Reddit have really baffled this JavaScript programmer. Callback hell is where you call an asynchronous function which provides the result of its computation via a callback function which is passed in as ...Read More

QCon 2013 – Day two – end of day review

Day 1 ended… late. We finished at midnight after the Atlassian guys threw a party with free beer, foosball and a lot of socialising with fellow geeks. Even though it seems like the whole BBC dev team are here they are great guys and we shared a lot of ideas. We ...Read More

QCon 2013 – Day 1

Morning quick update: A couple of talks we've seen this morning on Java EE 7 and iOS Testing for Banks, as well as the keynote from Barbara Liskov on the history of programming methodology.  Further details on these talks will be posted later. For now here is a photo of the mural ...Read More

2 Minutes: Mark Cossey

Mark Cossey has been Senior User Experience Designer at Caplin since June, 2012. Mark takes two minutes to tell Jennifer Reid a little bit more about his experience at Caplin and what UX means to him. Q: There are a lot of definitions out there used to describe UX design. What’s yours? A: ...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 for Browsers is one of the most ...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. Symptom The WebDriver findElements() function was incredibly slow. Sometimes it wouldn't return, and other times I would ...Read More