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Ridge BLOG

29

Aug

2014

Download Visual Basic 3.0, VB3 Install

If for some insane reason you are looking for Visual Basic 3.0 (perhaps you need to read some very old VB software source code) then it can be downloaded from here: http://vetusware.com/download/Visual%20Basic%203.0/?id=3657 You will have to register on the vetusware.com site first which is straightforward enough. This is handy if you have some old VB3 […]

29

Aug

2014

Writing a Software Engineering Spec.? Ditch MS Word for an easier life.

I have been writing a lot of Software Engineering Specifications of late – requirements and functional specs and the like. Microsoft Word has been just driving me mad, it is the most infuriating piece of software ever written and seems to only get worse as time goes on. I thought to myself, “Why am I […]

28

Aug

2014

The things a Software Engineer must sometimes do….

Today I am busy installing Windows XP (professional) and Visual Studio 6(!) onto a virtual machine, don’t ask…… I was sure I had seen the back of VB6….. .

07

Aug

2014

Integrating Intercom to cloud App keeps me out of trouble… (ARM NEON)

I have been busy over the last few days integrating Intercom into a client’s cloud app. I have integrated quite a few SaaS systems of late (and written not a few REST interfaces myself) and I am quite enjoying this integration as the data model is good and the REST interface is reasonably easy to […]

15

Jul

2014

Pipedrive Integration – What’s the deal?

Today I am working on the software integration of a client’s cloud app into Pipedrive. Pipedrive is a cloud based lead and sales tracking app, it exports a nicely designed REST API – but it can make make ones head spin at times! One rather annoying/amusing thing is that pipedrive seem to have taken it […]

04

Jul

2014

RidgeSolutions – Short Mench in Yesterday’s Irish Times

Ridge Solutions was mentioned in a short article on the Greenhouse browser plugin in the Irish Times Yesterday: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/greenhouse-effect-lets-us-voters-see-political-funding-1.1853040 The software’s the easy bit, I think that ‘Open Government’ has quite a ways to go in Ireland yet!

24

Apr

2014

Spotted – First Raspberry Pi Prototype at Trinity College Dublin

While wandering around the Fail Better exhibition at the Trinity Science Gallery I spotted the first hand-built Raspberry Pi prototype! Prototypes are great! This one sports an Atmel processor. Now I would love to see the protype software that ran on this early raspberry pi, anybody?!

14

Mar

2014

Interesting article about which software development technologies will be hot in 2014

Here is an interesting article detailing which software technologies will be hot in 2014 (in the author’s opinion). I have been especially interested in AngularJS of late, I hope to use it soon to great effect on an HTML5 UI for a smart camera. http://java.dzone.com/articles/dev-tech-will-be-hot-2014

20

Feb

2014

What backend technology does WhatsApp use?

News today the Facebook is buying WhatsApp for an obscene amount of money got me interested in which software technologies they use at the back-end, my interest was further increased due to a FB post from Microsoft BizSpark saying that WhatsApp is one of their start-ups, could they possibly use MS technology I wondered? Well […]

07

Feb

2014

Interesting group ‘Code for All Ireland’ setup as Chapter of Code for America

Recently a very curious new technology and software centric group called ‘Code for all Ireland‘ was set-up. In their words group aims to: Code For Ireland develops apps and services to solve community challenges and problems to assist government / public sector bodies become more open, transparent and efficient. From looking at their website, it […]

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