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Error messages seen at Storm in 2011

We work with a wide range of technologies, frameworks and tools at Storm and that means we’re working with new things and learning all the time.  As any developer will tell you, there are two critical requirements that make learning a new tool easier: good documentation and good error messages for when you inevitably get Read More »


December 30, 2011 | by Adam Pope

2011: A polyglot programmers journey

At Storm we like our developers to be polyglot programmers. We believe knowing a wide range of languages, APIs and toolsets makes for better programmers and ultimately, better deliverables for clients. It means we can pick the most appropriate tool for a task and deliver an excellent final product. As the old saying goes, ‘if Read More »


December 15, 2011 | by Adam Pope

Things Storm bookmarked this week 14/12/11

This week.. Scott: “An awesome video showing a cool proof of concept using 500 sensors with very small time delays to capture the path of small pulses of light travelling through objects” Adam: “I recently discovered nCrunch – a very elegant way to automatically run .NET unit tests within Visual Studio and have a visual indication Read More »


December 14, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Storm news roundup 09-12-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Adam: “Google has released an open call for social networks (read Twitter & Facebook) to start participating in a new project called Analytics Social Data Hub. The new project is ‘a free platform that social networks and other social platforms can use to integrate their activity streams— like Read More »


December 9, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Things Storm bookmarked this week 07/12/11

This week… Andrew: “The latest chapter in Apple’s ludicrous legal action against all and sundry has emerged this week, culminating in perhaps the stupidest of their legal challenges yet- asserting that certain aspects of their iphone designs should be protected under intellectual property law and that Samsung, whom they had taken legal action against, should Read More »


December 7, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Christmas has arrived at Storm HQ!

The tinsel is out and the tree is decorated, which can only mean one thing – parties! And this year we’ve got plenty to keep us occupied….


December 5, 2011 | by Dave Kelly

Storm news roundup 02-12-11

Our favourite web(ish) stories from the week… Adam and Liam both went for the CarrierIQ thing: Adam: “This week the world found out about the hilarity that is CarrierIQ. The ‘usage pattern analysis’ software that should be capturing data on how users use their phone to help device makers improve future models, is in fact doing a little Read More »


December 2, 2011 | by Mike Ellis

Welcome Scott!

A quick yet exciting announcement from Storm HQ – we’re delighted to welcome Scott McGinnigle to our team! Scott has joined our strategy team fresh from completing a degree at Oxford university that gave him excellent skills in data analysis which we’re putting to use here at Storm.


December 1, 2011 | by Dave Kelly