Timeless approach to app modernisation

The Egyptian pyramids and lessons for the IT World

Too often, tech teams rush to discard mainframes and legacy infrastructure, immediately aiming to build something shiny and new. However, just as the Saqqara was revolutionary when it was built, and acted as the origin point of Egypt’s 96 other pyramids, mainframes that we now classify as ‘legacy’ were the epitome of innovation when first set up.

The new lean startup

No stack: a leaner tech startup approach

The days when building a new technology meant finding thousands of dollars and full-stack programming knowledge are over. Tech entrepreneur Stoyan Mitov welcomes us to the era of no-stack API-based startups with shorter development times and less expenses.

Tim Berglund discusses...

JAX London 2012: Complexity Theory and Software Development

Some systems are too large to be understood entirely by any one human mind. They are composed of a diverse array of individual components capable of interacting with each other and adapting to a changing environment. As systems, they produce behavior that differs in kind from the behavior of their components. Tim Berglund discusses the emerging discipline of Complexity Theory that seeks to describe such phenomena previously encountered in biology, sociology, economics, and other disciplines. Beyond new ways of looking at ant colonies, fashion trends, and national economies, complexity theory promises powerful insights to software development. The Internet—perhaps the most valuable piece of computing infrastructure of the present day—may fit the description of a complex