Technical

Blockchain and what they could do for your business

Blockchain technology helps not only financial transactions but can impact on entire supply chain management.  What does it mean though? In business terms what does blockchain mean to your business and how can you use it? This article attempts to make the components understandable and piece the solution together.   [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Basics Your business and contracts …

Actors and considering your system interactions

Actors are a way of visualising a solution, so how do you see actors and your business? This article examines a number of view points for you to review. Object oriented programming sees everything as objects.  The actor model in computer science is a mathematical model of concurrent computation. Seeing everything as actors rather than objects In marketing, marketing actors can be divided into three groups: customers, …

Coding styles and the style choices for your project

Coding styles are a contentious discussion point amongst programmers and your style choices will affect your entire team. As “the project” grows, 2018-09-24 saw the introduction of the library structure which maximises reusability in any platform. The output of today’s work were the initial libraries and a working engine to record suggestion ideas. https://philipalacey.com/project/suggestion-data.php   A perfect time to go over …

APIs and what they actually do for your business

APIs and the conversation about what they do has intensified over the last decade.  What are APIs and how are they helpful? This article examines in business terms what an API is and how they can be leveraged. Who’s got the remote control? Types of APIs Security concerns Building one [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] Who’s got the remote control? …

Artificial Intelligence, an introduction in business language

Artificial Intelligence is a massive area which is currently growing at an incredible rate.  How and why is this happening? This article attempts in plain English to explain the major concepts of the area of AI and it’s associated fields. I’m going to do my best to explain this without using maths or using programming… good luck me! I will …

Fatal Error and other prophecies of IT doom

Fatal Error is an example of the fatalistic language of the world IT professionals have.  This article looks at how errors should appear to non-techs. Trying to understand what is happening when something goes wrong is the focus of error management. Yet most people truly do not understand errors when they happen.  “Why isn’t this working?” This article is aimed …

SaaS Infrastructure, the 1st step in SaaS platforms

SaaS Infrastructure is the first key component to building a secure Software as a Service platform. This article is one in a series of articles discussing how to build a secure SaaS platform. Infrastructure experts will quickly chew threw this article but the evolution may help developers understand the evolution of their creations. Step 1: building somewhere for your solution …