So what is a “Pipeline”

In one of our up and coming SME apps to showcase a coding technology we have developed, the app is all about empowering users to create “pipes” of work, and close the deal, seal the pipe. A Pipe can be any process and in our default offering we are looking at sales pipes. The technology […]

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Fast Build Week is over, what is the lessons learnt?

We previously finished a ‘workshop’ week in which we attempted to code an application from start to finish in one go.  This was using our own coding platform that we have developed called, the UPG-Framework.  I then totally forgot to post the update about it (Doh!) We ran a mock review exercise at the end of […]

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Fast Build an application in UPG: Day 5 The final furlong

Friday was day 5 of the UPG Challenge.  An extra team member joined for the day to add eye candy to the interfaces and tidy our CSS etc. That said this was the last day we had planned to put the team on Mike Southon Beermatt sales pipe.  We will cover how the whole project […]

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Fast track build an application in UPG. Day 4: Reel it in…

So today (well yesterday this is published after the event, in past tense), the team meets in London TechHub, an awesome place to work from if you are technically focused.  We start with a coffee at starbucks on the corner, catch up and some chitchat.  Then head via the cornershop to pick up some bits […]

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Fast track build an application in UPG. Day 3: Off the rails!

Today is day 3’s update, in this weeks coding trial to “Build an application” in a week! A good lesson learnt today, we did not hold a Code review and a subsequent misunderstanding went unchecked and grew into the code base.   By the time it was the end of day demo, BOOM! too late […]

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Fast build an application in UPG – Day 2. Battle Scope Creep

Today is day two of our “Fast build an application” in UPG.  UPG is our platform for building code (soon to be up on GitHub) and this weeks test for new coders is to create a ‘Sales pipe’ application for Mike Southon of www.mikesouthon.com, fully working. The day starts with a code review from yesterday […]

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It is in. Fast Build in UPG for Mike Southon, a sales pipe no less

We are pleased to announce that we are producing a stand alone SME product for Mike Southon of www.mikesouthon.com. Mike is a pretty awesome entrepreneur and when we realised that some of his material was utter dynamite, it just cried out, “Make us into a product as a great demo of UPG Capabilities”.  Ok that […]

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So what is in a design meeting?

Tuesday we held our design meeting for a new product we are writing in UPG to offer up for free. This also gets to test our new code platform.  So what is a design meeting? Well first we start by meeting somewhere completely informal and somewhere where there is no office interruptions.  In this case, we […]

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It is been a while, but hello 2015

Wow, has it been some time! We last posted in September 2014 and have since put the business through a massive vigorous change programme to get our new platform up and working.  We have posted previously on a new coding paradigm that are going to make open source, called the UPG-Framework.  Well it is here […]

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Software is the only industry where you do reinvent the wheel

And that is just to do your normal work, this is not about innovation, this is about doing the basics. So, what is re-inventing the wheel in software development.  My favourite example that has caused so many problems, it blows gaskets.  Data handling…. You want a csv file out of one product ——-> uploaded into […]

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