Specialism Constrains Throughput

Why Specialisms Within a Team Leads to Constraints on Productivity Tim, a good developer, has been working on a story. “Fred, I need the build configuration changed to pick up the new component I’ve added.” Fred responds, “okay, I can...

Techniques on transforming your team to create a better culture

We are all individuals - our experiences and personality affect who we are and how we see the world. We all learn in different ways and grasp concepts at different rates. Some of us need to fully understand how a...

Creating a CXF REST service with Camel Blueprint

CXF and Blueprint Before diving into the main content I’ll just give some short snippets about the technology used here. Camel is a framework which implements all the (widely-used) enterprise integration patterns and allows for communication between multiple transports (JMS,...

Is REST Best in a Microservices Architecture?

During my journey into microservices, it has become apparent that the majority of online sample/howto posts regarding implementation focus solely on REST as a means for microservices to communicate with each other. Because of this, you could be forgiven for...

Meet our Team

In a recent blog article, Tom spoke about the “Find a Tech Job In London” meetup that was hosted by Capgemini. If you missed the meetup or if you’re still looking for an exciting opportunity, why not consider joining Capgemini?...

New Year, New Career?

If your New Year’s resolution will be ‘find a new job’ now’s the time to start looking for that new and exciting opportunity. On Thursday 26th November Capgemini will be hosting the Find A Tech Job In London (FATJIL) meetup...

DevOps Legacy (Daft Punk Soundtrack optional)

We all know that a DevOps culture should be a core principle of any new projects, and there’s plenty of blog posts to get us started - just take a look at some of our previous posts. But what happens...

Stylish Unit Tests

Back in March I went to DEVWEEK 2015 and listened to a talk by Kevlin Henney called Programming with GUTs. (You can watch the video behind the link. It’s a good talk.) Since then I’ve been trying to write my...

Super, Smashing, Great in Barcelona

I’ve just come back from Smashing Conference in Barcelona and first of all, I have to thank the organisers and speakers for a great event. Secondly, I must apologise for the terribly predictable (for British people of a certain age)...

Microservices Like Change

Do we always need to be scared of change? I got kind of excited the other day, I got told the client wanted a change. I know, weird, right? To make matters worse it was just a month before the...