Subversion and branching strategies

What is Subversion Subversion is an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to SVN in reference to the name of its command line interface. Subversion boasts many advanced features, such as atomic commits, versioned directories, and good support for binary file formats, fast branching and tagging. The open source Apache […]

When is open source and standardization right?

Standardization is essential for certain parts of the stack, those items that change least frequently i.e lower in the stack. Higher in the stack needs to change frequently and here standardization kills innovation.  We need to remember it take a lot of time to get to a standard and also Open Source will always be […]

GIT – Version Control

I am currently looking into GIT, I have previously used CVS and our current repository of choice is Subversion.  view a Comparison against Subversion. Git is… Git is an open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Every Git clone is a full-fledged […]

Sky Travel Website

Back at the start of the year my team  launched the  Sky Travel site .  Since then it has changed  a lot and has a number of roll-outs planned to the end of the year.  Its got a great design and  some excellent  JavaScript work using JQuery.  Well worth a look if your planning a […]

Ruby on Rails

Not having the time to code in Java as i once did, i thought that i decided that it was about time to have a go at a new language.  I selected Ruby and the Rails framework as i had enjoyed the debate i had at QCon and felt that it would help me understand […]

Intellij Shortcuts Key List list plugin

Shaz ,on my team, came up with this as he missed the same functionality that was available in explipse. The plugin allows you to Displays the shortcuts list with ctrl+shift+K like eclipse, or through Help->shortkcutList. Press “esc” to close the popupdialogue. Shortcuts plugin Zolpidem tartrate Keppra levetiracetam Pms diclofenac sr Effects flexeril side Ciprofloxacin use […]

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 […]

Google Android

Withe the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance Google entered the mobile phone market. not with a phone as many had expected, but with an open source mobile operating system called Android. Android was purchased by Google back in 2005 and has been augmented to form a complete software stack for mobile devices such as […]

Google and Open Social

The success of Facebook looks to have ruffled a few feathers at Google and they have recently launch OpenSocial. this is a set of three common APIs, that will allow developers to access core functions and information from a social network: Profile Information (user data) Friends Information (social graph) Activities (things that happen, News Feed […]