Category: News

The Summit is Just a Halfway Point

(Title is originally a quote from Ed Viesturs.) This past week, TIM Group held its Global Summit, where we had nearly all of our Technology, Product, and Sales folks under the same roof in London. For those who aren’t aware, we are quite globally spread. We have technologists in both […]

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Dip Your Toe In Open (Source) Waters

One of the qualities that TIM Group look for when filling vacancies is an interest in contributing to open source projects. We think that when a candidate gets involved in open source, it indicates a passion for software development. If you’re like me, at some point, you have wanted to […]

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Happy Holidays Jenkins!

At TIM Group we are proud to say that we support open source projects. And indeed we’ve spent time on many projects, submitting patches, posting on forums/mailing lists, and have a number of projects we’ve put up on our github page. Today we’ve taken the additional step of putting our […]

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TIMGroup is coming to Manchester!

Following on our success presenting Comic Collaboration and Communication at this year’s SPA conference, the nice people at the SPA invited to present again, this time at MiniSPA up in Manchester. A single-day conference on Monday October 3rd, it’s a taster of the best that the SPA Conference has to […]

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Annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day @ youDevise London

Last week was the Annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day. youDevise was proud to host the London meetup for this worldwide event. Our dev teams work almost exclusively with open source tools and frameworks to deliver high-quality on-demand financial applications. Many of our coders are active contributors to Stack Overflow and […]

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Who will test the tests themselves?

A short while ago, a colleague and I were developing some JUnit tests using the jMock library, and came across some troubles while trying to start with a failing test. If you’re unfamiliar with jMock, the basic structure of a test looks something like this: @Test public void theCollaboratorIsToldToPerformATask() { […]

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Problems with Javascript observing dom:loaded and IE7

We recently came across a nasty IE7 problem where the browser sometimes doesn’t fire the page-finished-loading event properly, which led to a misleading failure in our Selenium continuous-integration tests. Just thought I’d let you all know…. (Thanks to Ben Gidley for describing the problem and the workaround.)

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TDD Masterclass

I recently attended a two day TDD training course by Jason Gorman. Although we practise TDD on a daily basis, I was interested to see if we are applying all the practises correctly or see if we are missing out on anything. The Jason presented what he called the baker’s […]

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Doing things the old way

We’ve been talking recently about why we get stuck in processes that no longer serve our needs even though they were the right thing when we started. There were a few things that came up: tests written in particular ways, particular sign-offs in our development cycle, the idea that we […]

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Shh! Performance Secrets

Here are some slides on Performance Secrets from a talk at Google OS Jam. Links from the slides: SQL Tuning JProbe YourKit Dynatrace Ajax JavaScript Rocks High-Performance JavaScript

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