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We are computer programmers at heart and implementing high quality, tailored systems to suit your needs is what we do best. We have been delivering revenue generating, time saving and life changing bespoke software development in Harrogate, Yorkshire since 2004.

Integrate WOPI with your Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program

By Nick McKenna | 28th November 2023
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Implementing WOPI with the Cloud Storage Partner Program may seem daunting at first. One of the key mistakes we see being made is a failure to prepare adequately before commencing programming. A WOPI integration with your system will likely be very different from any other … more

What Is Co-Sourcing in IT and Software Development?

By Nick McKenna | 15th November 2023
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As the demand for data skills increases, IT co-sourcing should always be an option your business considers to achieve your company goals. Our specialist app development teams have a long history of working alongside existing in-house software development teams. This has allowed us to find the optimal … more

Microservices and Microservice Architecture Explained

By Nick McKenna | 15th September 2023

If your system still runs with traditional monolithic architecture, you may have started looking to make a change. Everybody seems to be doing microservices these days, so what are the differences between a monolithic system vs microservices (or microservice architecture), and how do these differences … more

What Is WOPI? Exploring Web Application Open Platform Interface

By Nick McKenna | 14th July 2023
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In today’s interconnected world, seamless collaboration and document sharing are vital for productivity and efficiency in the workplace. One powerful solution that has revolutionised the way we work with office documents is the Web Application Open Platform Interface protocol, otherwise known as WOPI. WOPI integration … more

Architecture Of A Composable eCommerce Store Using Elastic Path

By Nick McKenna | 25th May 2023
Architecture of Composable eCommerce with Elastic Path

What Is Composable Architecture? Composable architecture is a modern approach to software architecture that works on the principle of selecting the finest eCommerce components and combining them through a tailored, customised application. This application is constructed with the specific purpose of satisfying unique business needs. … more

Using MVPs in Software Development

By Nick McKenna | 19th April 2023

MVP Meaning in Software MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product. It refers to a piece of software developed with just enough features to be functional, designed to attract early adopters, test ideas and gather critical market feedback. Why Use an MVP? The primary reason that … more

Team Roles For Building a Composable B2B eCommerce Online Store

By Nick McKenna | 24th March 2023
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Once you’ve taken the decision to build your new B2B web store using modern, composable eCommerce technology, you will need to consider your team structure to ensure that it is optimal. I’ll assume here that you have delegated the technical build portion of the project … more

CSPP WOPI Login Update

By Nick McKenna | 20th February 2023
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Last year, Microsoft announced that they were removing the login box from the “business flow” for Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) WOPI. Over the course of a few weeks, the login box slowly disappeared from all the test and production WOPI nodes, and now it … more

Add-Ins and CSPP WOPI Changes

By Nick McKenna | 27th January 2023
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In December 2022, many WOPI implementors around the world who were also using Microsoft Add-Ins in their WOPI implementation suddenly started experiencing errors, and their Add-Ins would not load. Over the course of a couple of weeks, it transpired that a security update had occurred … more

Troubleshooting WOPI API with The Cloud Storage Partner Program

By Nick McKenna | 13th January 2023
Troubleshooting WOPI API with The Cloud Storage Partner Program

This article examines common problems with implementing a WOPI API and host, looking at the best development practice to minimise your problems. We take you step-by-step through the troubleshooting process, with a closer look at wopitest and how the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) could help you. … more