What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes”
– William Shakespeare

Recently I had the misfortune of needing to drag my sorry carcass to my bank. Upon arriving, and declaring my need for assistance, I was asked to wait and swatted into a corner. There, I did what everyone in possession of a smartphone and a long wait does, I flicked through various vacuous social media on my phone. The epitome of a millennial.

Finally, I was ushered into a room to discuss my woes. The resolution of which unfortunately involved activity I try to eschew as much as possible: the delight of form filling. There it was, the inevitable question: “What is your profession?Continue reading

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Software imitates life

I am always delighted when I meet a developer who calls programming art. I feel I have met a fellow soul. When I first learnt programming a few years ago, the fun of creation was quickly eclipsed by the delights of creating order and beauty out of chaos. One could not have imagined that organising the logic of indecipherable bits of text could be so fun (and I expect any non-programmer readers still cannot!). What was, however, most interesting was the observation that the same patterns one utilised in software to achieve this appeared in the real world. Complex systems naturally organised their constituent parts into grouping structures. The emergent property of this is the reduction of convoluted relationships that would otherwise propagate between components.

“Life imitates art” – Oscar Wilde

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Get to know Iain Cartledge – Couchbase Champion

Congratulations to Bango’s Software Architect, Iain Carteledge who was recently crowned a Couchbase Community Champion.

Read his interview in the latest ‘Get to know our Couchbase Community’ feature. Iain discusses his likes and dislikes around life, the universe and everything Couchbase!

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Bango People: An Afternoon with… Yomi Popoola

With a number of exciting career opportunities in the Bango Development team, I decided to sit down with VP Engineering Yomi Popoola to get the inside scoop on life at Bango. Continue reading

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CAS 2016 Agile Spain Conference

CAS 2016

Bango attended once again the annual Agile Spain conference that took place in the lovely city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country. Two days of great talks, keynotes and workshops discussing the Agile methodologies. And, just like in the last two years, we found it incredibly inspiring, creative and full of bright ideas to optimize and understand better how we can motivate and drive our teams.

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New features in Bango Dashboard

Bango development has recently improved Bango Dashboard to make it easier for major stores and mobile operators to identify areas to optimize and measure improvements based on actions undertaken as part of Bango Boost.

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CAS 2015 – I’m a person, not a resource by David Fernández González

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David Fernández, Scrum master & Software engineer, gave a really excellent and wonderful speech about the eternal dilemma of the resource vs person topic when it comes to the contractual relationship of your own self and your professional skills with your employer and the people that are part of it.

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