Ways to Skin a Cat Redux and React from a Java developer's perspective

I’m too old to be a front-end developer. Talk of frameworks and js-library bingo makes me feel like a WWII veteran at a segway convention. But then I went to Devoxx US and heard Ben Ilegbodu’s talk, ‘Navigating the React...

Managing Cloud Infrastructure in Amazon Web Service using VoiceOps

Amazon Echo has steadily become the hottest smart home product on the market. Suddenly, every tech company wants to integrate its products with Amazon’s customizable virtual assistant, Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s voice controlled service on many devices like Echo, Echo Dot,...

Capgemini UK Engineering's Response to the Google (Anti-)Diversity Manifesto

A lot has been written about the 10-page memo by former Google Employee James Damore. Following on from the folks at MongoDB, we, the Capgemini UK Engineers, felt the need to share our thoughts on it with all our peers...

My First UI5 Application

My First SAPUI5 application In this post we will be covering some basic set-up of our development environment (including the SAP Web IDE), going over MVC architecture with particular regard to SAP applications and finally building your first SAP application....

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...