Over the last few months I’ve been working on something that I wouldn’t have seen myself doing at any point in my life, and that’s the task of writing a book. I’m not talking about a ‘Janet & John’ novel, or some sort of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sort of affair, but a proper printed dead tree, trip over it kinda technical book.
It all started back in May/June time when I was approached by a good friend at Heroku, who had been approached in turn by O’Reilly, to produce a book about the platform and some rough ideas for what sort of book might be relevant and saleable. At the end of a fairly lengthy process it ended up that I was the author, had a contract in my hand and a schedule to try and stick to.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been spending time working on applications which require internationalisation.
It’s something I’ve done before, but not to the level that the requirements for this current project requested. Therefore I’ve had to do a certain amount of figuring out and prototyping to figure out some of the edge cases, but I think now I have a relatively good pattern that can be repeated further down the line on other projects.
It’s now been a week or so since we put the new Kyan.com live and we’ve been getting nothing but rave reviews from everyone who has seen the site. Whilst this is an amazing thing for us to get, it does come with some added side affects, namely the thirty thousand visitors we’ve had from around the globe coming in to see the new site for themselves.
As of today, we’re pleased to be able to call ourselves a Heroku development partner!.
Heroku is fast becoming our deployment platform of choice for our applications and this partnership means we can get early access to the new features that are coming to the platform on an almost daily basis as well as increased support from Heroku themselves.
At Kyan we’re getting more and more requests for mobile application development. This is pretty unsurprising as you may expect given that lots of people now have smartphones in their pockets more powerful than the computers that sent man to the moon.
Recently, we’ve been spending a lot of time looking into the corners of the web that a lot of other agencies don’t often get the chance to – that of the high performance web. In essence, I’m talking the concept of doing lots of little things fast. Very fast.