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How Scott Logic consultants worked with Rabobank's London IT department to improve DevOps practices.
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JVM Roundabout is a meetup in London where all things related to JVM are discussed. The February edition of the meetup focused on microservices. I had to be there!
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Last week I took a trip to London to attend CodeMesh, the Alternative Programming Conference. Attending conferences can be a way to expand your horizons and inspire interest in a variety of topics, and CodeMesh did this for me and more, with a great line-up of experienced speakers. Here I'll describe a few of the talks I attended.
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RegTech seems to have surpassed FinTech in the vocabularies of a lot of our banking clients in 2017. No doubt one reason is the impending MiFID II deadline
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OK, I’m a bit late; I intended this for the start of January, but this time last year I wrote a post on our most popular 2015 technical blogs. Here I am again!
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Yesterday I attended (and spoke!) at the 2016 Bristech conference, an event aimed at polyglots, innovators and the “tech curious”. It was a full house at the Watershed with over 400 tickets sold. I had a great time at the conference, attending quite a few talks myself. What made the...
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Most popular tech blog posts of 2015
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Saturday marked the fifth annual DDD North conference, held once again at the University of Sunderland. DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! events are volunteer-organised conferences where members of the community propose and vote on the agenda. ScottLogic took part this year as a Platinum-level sponsor. We had many fantastic conversations with developers from all...
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Scott Logic have been helping out with a Code Club at a local primary school. As one of the developers involved, I'd like to share my experiences and tips for running your own Code Club!
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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending this year’s DDDNorth conference at Sunderland University. DDD events are organised by the community, so anyone is free to submit a session. The community votes on which sessions they would like to see at the event. This year’s event took on a...
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Earlier today I received an email informing me that I have been awarded a CodeProject MVP for the year 2013. I am very grateful to CodeProject for this award - it is a very popular website for developers, with around 10 million members, and thousands of authors. It is an...
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Last weekend I traveled to Bradford for the second DDDNorth conference - a community-organised developer event which featured some excellent speakers. DDD events are held all over the country throughout the year and are supported by local users groups. I highly recommend actively seeking out and attending these events, they...
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Hot on the heels of Reject.js was JSConf EU, a weekend conference about, well, JavaScript! It was my first time there so I was a little unsure what to expect, I was absolutely blown away by the venue, the organisation, the food, the drinks, the talks and most importantly the...
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Last Thursday I headed to Berlin for Reject.js, a community JavaScript conference organised to coincide with JSConf.eu. I was very impressed by the professionalism with which the event was run, which in turn allowed everyone to learn a lot and have a great time. Thanks goes to Robin Mehner, Thorsten...
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I have just found out that my article "A Gesture-Driven Windows Phone To-Do List" won first place in the July 2012 best mobile article category. Thanks CodeProject, looking forward to receiving my collection of goodies - especially the new mouse mat! (Why not check out my latest article, a HTML5-based...
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I have just received an email from Chris Maunder, co-founder of CodeProject, informing me that I have been awarded CodeProject MVP status for 2012.
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Last Friday I headed down to Brighton for the annual Full Frontal conference. It was my first time there and I'm very glad I made the trip. The quality and breadth of the talks given far exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Remy Sharp for his organisational and timekeeping skills, and...
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I am happy to have been invited by NEBytes to give a talk on cross-platform XAML applications later this month. The event kicks off at 6:30pm on August 17th at Room 120, Claremont Tower, Newcastle University, with the event including both my presentation and a talk on Office 365 by...
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Last Thursday night saw a tense battle for the podium at the inaugural Scott Logic Newcastle grand prix. The race was held south of the river at Karting North East in Sunderland, but most people didn't let that, or the afternoon of torrential rain put them off! The race started...
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Simon & Ian Tense semi-final as spectators look on, enthralled The inaugural Scott Logic pool competition took place last night, kicking off with 12 brave entrants comprising 6 developers, 5 new graduates and our intern Dean. It was a marathon session in a league format; a total of 66 games...
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Yesterday I received the exciting news that I will be speaking at the fantastic Flash On The Beach conference in Brighton this September. As Europe's biggest annual Flash conference it brings together leading minds from all over the industry and focuses on design and development in equal share. I will...
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I have just published a new CodeProject article on developing a Windows Phone 7 jump list control. Enjoy! Regards, Colin E.
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At the weekend my wife was having a 'girls night out', which gave me an excellent excuse (and roughly four hours) to spend working on a DDDHack entry. I selected the RSSReader project as a starting point with the aim of turning it into something which resembled a more usable...
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Last month was a busy one for me - I wrote quite a few blog posts, with the Silverlight ones proving very popular, and added new article posted to codeproject. I just received an email today notifying me that I was a prize winner in the Community Credit April 2009...
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A couple of days ago I was happy to hear that I am a prizewinner in the Community Credit awards for November 2008. Community Credit encourages developers to contribute to the global developer community by writing articles, giving talks, participating on forums etc... Top contributors are rewarded with 'stupid prizes',...