Why Simple Rules?

I love this phrase.  Is it that you have rules that are simple or the word “Simple”, is the best, because it ‘rules‘?  Obviously both, but my preferred option is the second, the key to everything is the word ‘simple’, it is in charge of every development cycle, it rules.  The army say “Keep it […]

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Alpha Testing is a Go!

Since the 1st January our flagship UPG-Framework product has been available to the Alpha test team.  This is not our main line corporate product tool but our newer more SME focused task management application.   The results were astounding, this made crash test dummies look smart.  We had some amazing eye opening moments as we […]

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Todays Poor Customer Service Case Study

So, this is an interesting one and a great lesson learnt (except if you are the service we are talking about who don’t seem to care)….. Using a service that will currently stay anonymous, we needed to renew a payment option.  When in a rush and logging on from a mobile (cool modern thinking), several […]

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GitHub steps closer

Just like the star wars trilogy, this is a series of posts published in the wrong order.  Episode 4 in the launching of a new product!  I will upload my other three posts from our dev team this week, but first in our new year announcements is the preparing of our new platform for open […]

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Happy XMAs and the best every new year prediction

“Big data analysis will continue to compete with relational databases. End users will continue to do whatever they’d already decided before they saw the numbers.” I love this quote. (From db weekly) How true this is proving.  Top tip from us, try asking users first what they want, saves a whole lot of time.   […]

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xml Entities, this is how we do it.

It is no secret, xml allows for a vastly superior configuration if you are prepared to use it.  And we are. Ok so the image is of html but lets move on… So one of the really cool things in xml, is “Entities” and we use them a lot.   using entities, we allow the […]

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Just add this to your “To Do” list

Several projects we have been running are getting closer and closer to completion.  There have been several posts recently and in the festive period we plan to blog out a whole host of details that can be published over the new year to coincide with our BETA release of our internal application. This BETA release […]

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xml / xslt cache junkie November in the Spotlight

Our new platform and products are very efficient at putting more core db activity on the client machine.  Developers may note that this means your machine is  carrying out more processing, but it is potentially faster than our servers firing off far more queries than your machine would be. In our new ultra fast world […]

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Pre-Alpha announcement – Here we go…

Jan 2014 is the Alpha release date for our new product line.  We have been working away at it for some time and made minor announcements previously. The alpha release name is currently “The Next Steps Log” and is the first application written on our UPG-framework.  The framework will be released later that year as […]

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Is the Licensing model dieing?

Everyone is semi aware of the “licensing” models in the computer industry.  Licensing is a mechanism to claw back the investment to develop a new product. If ultimately successful, the license ‘fees’ exceed the initial capital and go on to create a good turn over for a business. We liked this article / interview of […]

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