Last night Manchester was buzzing with the news that two of city’s restaurants were on the BBC2 programme “Restaurant Wars”. The programme showed the competition between these two world class restaurants as Simon Rogan’s “The French” restaurant based in the Midland Hotel near our Manchester Office “squared up” with Aiden Byrne’s “Manchester House” in Spinningfields.Both restaurants have received great accolades from local and national restaurant critics and surely it’s only a matter of time before one or both of them win a coveted Miche
On 6th February, I went to the Manchester Web Performance meet up group at the BBC's new premises in Salford Quays. The attendance was very good, with around 60 developers and testers turning out.The presentation was delivered by Andy "Bob" Brockhurst - Principal Engineer, BBC Platforms/Frameworks. Andy began by describing the BBC's web platform which is based on RedHat Linux .Interestingly the BBC host all their 360+ applications on the same shared platform.