A new path

My, it has been a busy few months (as you can tell from how dark this site has been). In addition to normal client assignments, we at LDC Towers have been beavering away with a new product, which we call LDC Via. You should definitely check it out.

At this stage the app is in active development, and we’re looking to sign up willing beta testers. The tool can be run on premises or in the cloud—you can see a pared-down version of the cloud offering running as part of our demo app—and we hope to be actively marketing this tool before the end of the year.

For those of you interested, technically there’s quite a lot going on in there:

  • node.js
  • MongoDb
  • express
  • jade
  • Domino Data Services
  • A REST API for Via

Good fun, and a great development experience if you’ve not tried this stuff before. Keep your eye on the LDC Via blog for more in the coming weeks.

(We’ve also got a Facebook page along with LinkedIn and of course, twitter).

On Kate Bush

I do not have the body of work in my past that she has—but to see a mature woman create something so idiosyncratic, risk it all in the public view and then triumph on her own terms is a joy.

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Hear, hear. Off to see Kate Bush in less than two weeks, and cannot wait!

On blogs

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

Google Plus is still a thing? ;-)

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I’m a developer / general IT wrangler, specialising in (often mobile-friendly) web apps using things like node.js, Java, C#, PHP, HTML5, etc.

Best described as a simpleton, but kindly. Read more…