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How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile
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How FunctionEight Web Development transformed from Waterfall to Agile

Agile software development Agile software development started around the early 90s and at that time Waterfall was still the common methodology that was being used. The concept that time was developing an engine (eg Rolls Royce) was the same as software development. 100 pages of scoping and requirements, start building the software,  Quality Assurance and then...

April Kwong talks about Laravel as a great website framework
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April Kwong talks about Laravel as a great website framework

Our Project Manager and a former Web Developer at FunctionEight was recently one of the highlight speakers at the biggest PHP Conference Asia 2016. About 200 PHP developers from all over Asia attended the conference held at Matrix Bipolis. April talks about how Laravel is a good framework for backend developers, frontend/UI developers, project managers and business...

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WordPress 4.7.5 Security Release – Immediate Update Recommended

FunctionEight would like to encourage you to update to 4.7.5 as soon as possible. If you can remember last January 2017, WordPress released 4.7.2 and they delayed disclosing a vulnerability for a week. That vulnerability was the infamous WordPress defacement vulnerability which resulted in hundreds of thousands of sites being defaced and multiple highly active attack campaigns....

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Google unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Google has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop. The Chromebook Pixel runs Google’s Chrome operating system and has been “largely built” by the web giant. The laptop has Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, fast 4G LTE connectivity and a high-resolution screen aimed at challenging Apple’s Retina Display. Analysts say the move represents a fresh bid to build...

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

We’ve got to admit that we didn’t see this one coming.  That is one major purchase!  Just read this article last night on engadget.com https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/13/microsoft-buys-linkedin/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-89PWn0QaaY&feature=youtu.be Does this mean that we can look forward to LinkedIn no longer working quite as we expect it to?  Are we being overly synical when we say that we...

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BritCham Ball

[soliloquy id=”878″]   FunctionEight were very pleased to support our client the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore by taking a table at their Annual Ball (Colours of Singapore http://www.britcham.org.sg/events/past-events/2486).  Our Singapore Team had an absolute BALL!! If you think a website with this level of functionality is something that your company desires, then please...

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Mary Meeker releases stunning data on the state of the Internet

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited. Is there a future for Microsoft and Intel? The statistics in the report are quite damaging for them both. I have believed for quite a while now that Intel is rapidly losing market share and the requirements for high power cpu’s is really coming to an...

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Microsoft Says Many Gmail Users Would Consider Switching To Outlook.com, Launches Android App, Conversation Threading & More

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited. Interesting article and no doubt slightly one sided in its conclusions. Having been at a seminar in Singapore last week where Simon Khan and Todd Cione the CMO’s of Microsoft and Google Asia went head to head on their respective solutions for Cloud based email and...

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Apple reportedly fires Maps chief

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited.  This does not surprise me but it really is too late.  The reason the issue occurred in the first place was they went to market to quick in order to try have the solution live when the iPhone 5 came out.  It was obviously barely in...