London Ajax Comet Panel video

The video of the London Ajax Comet panel has now been posted along with some slides.. also Dylan has posted some photos he got an audience member to take too. Here are the links: London Ajax User Group: Comet Panel ...Read More

Evolution of Comet at Caplin

I have been blogging on CometDaily since before we started Platformability so thought I would take a look back and see if there was anything there that might be of interest to our Platformability audience. Early on in CometDaily's lifetime I wrote a ...Read More

Interesting stuff coming out of MIX10

Microsoft's MIX10 Developers and Designers conference is currently running in Las Vegas. Sadly I'm not attending as it sounds like lots of fun... There has been lots of buzz and some really interesting bits coming out so far including Silverlight 4 RC, ...Read More

The banking exodus from IE6 begins?

We've all seen the retail and consumer space push to ditch IE6 gathering pace over the last 6 months, including a petition to the UK government and Google's announcement that their online productivity suite stopped supporting IE6 yesterday. But ...Read More

Why we don't need HTML5 WebSocket

I was going to blog about HTML5 WebSocket last week, but got side tracked. In the meantime Greg Wilkins wrote an excellent piece covering some of what I wanted to say - http://blogs.webtide.com/gregw/entry/websocket_chat The idea of WebSocket is sound - it should get past ...Read More

When were you when Tendulkar scored 200?

No, that title isn't a typo. Today, the little master, Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 runs in an ODI, the first time that has happened. That's cricket in case you were wondering. Cricket is played all round the world most of the year round, which ...Read More

Silverlight and Flex versus Ajax

On November 10th Caplin and Finextra sponsored a webcast discussing issues surrounding single-dealer portals in capital markets. We have the highlights and while much of the discussion was purely business focused, part III discusses the emergence of Ajax versus Flex and Silverlight. It's ...Read More

Supporting IE6 – a poison chalice or the holy grail?

One of the big benefits of Caplin's browser-based SDP platform, Caplin Trader, is that it can run in virtually any browser without the need for plugins or special configuration. This is no mean feat for a complex, high performance, low ...Read More

Silverlight for single dealer portals?

Could it be that the time for Silverlight in finance has come? Does Adobe Flex solve any of the complexities of building web applications? Where does Caplin Trader fit in to this landscape? These are all questions that I ...Read More