Platformability

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Testing APIs for Backwards Compatibility

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Agile Framework Development and the various techniques that we have used here at Caplin to build our APIs in a way that is sympathetic to agile methodologies. One of the key problems with the ...Read More

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

CaplinTech blog latest: Tammy Sharpe: How we survived WAgile: http://bit.ly/ctidHe # CaplinTech blog update: @ian_alderson on #JavaScript Variable Naming Convention http://bit.ly/9SnUFi #yam # Interesting cross-browser technique for pre-caching JS, CSS ...Read More

Limiting real time data

When you are loading a web site, or even most fairly advanced RIAs, you are requesting data and getting a response - an HTML page, SWF file, some JSON or XML data etc. How quickly that data is returned to you isn't generally ...Read More

JavaScript Variable Naming Convention

When I joined Caplin 10 years ago I came from a company that used Hungarian notation to name its C++ and Visual Basic variables. For me, it seemed a natural progression to continue to use these naming conventions and adapt them to ...Read More

How we survived WAgile

There is much to be gained from the literature and assimilation into development of well defined religions of software development; Kanban, Scrum, the much maligned Waterfall etc. I have often experienced a certain frustration when coming up with an idea for a change in ...Read More

Brilliant Presentation On API Design

Many of our Caplin Xaqua and Caplin Trader components can be customized and extended, and we provide APIs that allow our customers to do this. Indeed, some components, such as the StreamLink and DataSource SDKs consist entirely of APIs that are used to ...Read More

Inadvertantly Abstract

Yesterday you may have seen the @CaplinTech tweet about Zed Shaw's essay which complains that programmers too often muddle the concepts of indirection and abstraction. In particular he bemoans that this confusion often results in programmers designing bad APIs. While the distinction ...Read More

Agile Framework Development

At times it seems that the philosophy of agile software development is at odds with that of framework development. Given the amount of print and web space dedicated to agile methodologies, it's incredible how little is dedicated to this topic. It's almost as ...Read More