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Money for innovative thinking !
Did you know your company can receive significant tax credits if it does R & D, and especially if it’s an SME? The UK Government has run the Research and Development Tax Credit scheme since April 2001 which offers 150% rate of enhanced deduction from SME’s and 125% rate of enhanced deduction for large companies. A large company being in this context one that employs more than 250 people has an annual turnover of €50M or a balance sheet of €43M. There has already been 17,000 ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:52 AM

Domain Specific Languages Toolkit Version 1
I’ve been catching up on my blog reading so forgive me if this is old news but I think it is very cool indeed, and that is the DSL Tool kit version 1 is available and is part of the new Visual Studio 2005 SDK Version 3 which can be downloaded from here. If your are not quite up to speed with what DSL, or Domain Specific Languages are there is no better place to start than here which is a URL you will want to add to favourites. ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 7:54 PM

DDD4 (Developer Days) is announced !
Make a space in your diary! Yep, I will be there by hook or by crock for this one. If any of you fancy having a go at speaking submit a session proposal here. Do you think I should submit one ......

Posted On Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:43 PM

Microsofts Open Specification Promise or OSP
I’ve been catching up on my news since coming back from holidays and I found this little gem. Microsoft has made a rather low-key statement which it has entitling the OSP or Open Specification Promise, basically what the statement says is that Microsoft will not pursue you for legal recompense for patent infringement for many of their core web services technologies. This for me and anyone involved in the SOA world is a big deal. This is fantastic news for SOA as it basically means that Microsoft ......

Posted On Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:08 PM

Off the Grid
Over the last few weeks I’ve been on leave enjoying a much deserved rest if I do say so myself. This year the wife and I decided to not get on a plane and head for foreign climbs purely because neither of us fancied facing the new airport security restrictions and the weather here has been amazingly good so why not have a holiday at home in the UK? I ask you, where is the fun in not being able to take 100 weight of books, booze, food and that cool gadget you’ve just brought from Dixon ......

Posted On Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:29 PM

Our biggest challenge: Climate Change
?As some of you may know I work for an Energy Company.Every day I am reminded that climate change is real and is the greatest challenge of our time.Recent events in the UK has put climate change at the top of the political agenda.It is very important that we all do our part and it's the small things that make a difference. If we all lower our carbon footprint it will make a difference.http://www.carbo... if you aren't going to use your computer tonight switch it right off please. Does ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 10:36 PM

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