Neo Engineer or Buridan’s Donkey

“The Internet?  Is that thing still around?”  - Homer Simpson True story - Back when I started my IT career nearly 12 years ago, fresh out of college, little did I know that my whole career was being decided by...

Hacking Blockchain

Who can resist the opportunity to join a Hackathon? Certainly not the engineers in Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE); fast-turnaround cutting-edge product development is what we do. So when Capgemini Financial Services announced a global virtual IBM Hyperledger Hackathon, a...

Change your debugging mindset

I learnt to code at a bootcamp organised by Capgemini and delivered by QA in the first 13 weeks of my apprenticeship. Undoubtedly the best thing I got out of that was a nugget of wisdom which has stayed with...

Learning to Lead, Learning to Listen

On election day I went to Westminster. Not for political reasons, but to attend the Lead Developer conference. I’d been meaning to go ever since hearing good things about it from my colleague Tom Phethean, who went to the inaugural...

Multi-stage builds in Docker

Building lean Docker images is important for performance. For each RUN instruction that your image contains, a new layer is written to the image and increases the size of that image and disk space required. Therefore avoiding creating overly large...

Will this Meteor hit?

Over the past few years, the use of JavaScript as a full-stack web technology has increased through the use of libraries such as React and Angular. As a result, the open-source platform Meteor was created. This post looks at the...

CQL Statement Builder

Anyone who has worked with Apache Cassandra will not underestimate the importance of selecting the right data model. However, this could be a daunting task due to the lack of a generic schema generator (in Java). For example, each time...

Capgemini Microsoft Dynamics 365 team at Extreme 365

"Invest in the future because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life." Habeeb Akande Capgemini Microsoft Dynamics 365 UK team attended Extreme 365 hosted in Lisbon, it's important to understand where Microsoft Dynamics 365...