UK website owners need to stop embarrassing themselves by getting mentions on PerfBytes. In the podcast that I heard, James and Mark described how the UK is still topping the league of embarrassing websites.
Last week's Queen's Speech was widely reported in the press, media attention focussed on headline policies such as immigration, social care, pensions and national insurance.
As a performance tester I’m often asked to predict the behaviour of a client application based on test results. This is often difficult and I was reminded of this when I saw this xkcd cartoon recently.
In its 25th year, the 2013 edition of Comic Relief has raised over an astonishing £75million. In a heroic effort, the British public joined forces with well-known celebrities and personalities to help raise money for good causes in the UK and Africa. The usual faces such as Lenny Henry were present, whilst David Beckham, Simon Cowell and Ricky Gervais also made appearances.As is the tradition on Red Nose Day (RND), I was dressed in red. This year I sported a red tee shirt and my red Sport Relief socks. My preferred method of donation is via text as I find it the easiest way.
Here's something I see all too often.I'm working with a client, whose new system has an unusual design. I ask "Why has it been designed this way?", and the answer's always "Because it's SOA".Now, building a system around a Service Oriented Architecture brings a lot of benefits. If you do it right, you end up with systems that are re-usable, low-maintenance, and scalable.However, SOA isn't a silver bullet. When you're designing a system, you have a lot of design decisions to make.