QCon day 2 – The Zen of Agile Management

I was not quite sure what to pick today, after almost going for Java Performance i opted for the Agile route. The session was not quite what i expected from the title or excerpt, but still very enjoyable. David Anderson came at agile almost from the standpoint of standard problem software projects. He looked at […]

Sky Travel Site Launched

I am happy to announce that my team have just launched the new Sky Travel site . It is a complete re-development form the ground up and integrates with multiple providers to provide a breath of product offerings.  It has been built using open source Java technology (Tomcat, Mysql, Apache) and uses the Spring and […]

It’s all about Slack

Its the new year and I’ve not posted for  while, why? lack of slack, so after finishing the excellent book ‘Slack’ by Tom DeMarco,  I have decided to make myself and the people around me some.  The book is a must for anyone involved in running projects and it should be compulsory for anyone who […]

Project Launch – Mazda 6 pre-launch site

My team have just launched the new Mazda 6 pre-launch site.  Its written in .Net 2.0, using Episerver as a CMS to create an HTML site feeding into a Flash component.  It’s integrated into a Sieble Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.  It is rolling out across 21 countries and will be enchanced in the coming months […]

Incendiary Blue Open Source Java CMS

I have recently released content management system that i co-wrote. It’s a lightweight content management system that uses standard data and data structure formats to represent content structure and content. It is Java for platform independence, and utilizes tags or Java objects to incorporate content into HTML pages. It has some great feature for relational […]

Project Launch – Mazda 2

My team have just launched a site to show off the new Mazda2 . Its written in .Net 2.0 feeding in XML content to a Flash video and integrated into a Sieble Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system across 21 countries.

Free collaborative on-line mind mapping

Mind 42 have just released a free on-line mind mapping tool, The sign-up is fast and you’ll be mapping in no-time.   It’s easy to use, offering some basic functions, but more are on the way.  A great feature is the ability to collaborate by sharing your maps, coupled with other tools like basecamp (for project […]

How good is your software team?

Twice in the last week I have used a quick test to determine how well a team is coding and delivering projects. The test comes from Joel on Software and outlines twelve points to which you provide a yes or no answer: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? […]