Imprecise Accuracy is better than Precise Inaccuracy

Last week I blogged about how an estimate is not a guarantee. A small, but important, omission from that post was the distinction between an accurate estimate and a precise estimate. Frequently accuracy and precision seem to be considered the same thing. The ...Read More

An Estimate is not a Guarantee

The statement that an estimate is not a guarantee might sound obvious but it often feels anything but. Over the years I have frequently heard managers complain that something has taken longer than was anticipated and have been told to improve the estimates. Of ...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

Let's all jump on the Kanban

We have been using agile methods - a typical mix of Scrum and XP - for some years now at Caplin. Though all of us have had some level of formal training and many years of experience in agile techniques, ...Read More

SPA 2010 conference proposals

The SPA conference is always a great event with lots of interesting sessions and a good mix of people in attendence. Following a succesful session that Andrew MacLeod and I ran at last year's conference (building an automated ...Read More

Welcome to the Caplin Systems Tech Blog

Caplin Systems has been building pioneering real-time web technology for financial markets since 2000. During this time we've come up with a lot of very clever solutions to very difficult problems across a broad range of technologies and problem domains. ...Read More