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How to be Brave in the New World of Automated Warehousing

(A 4 minute read) It can feel like the machines are taking over. Millions of pounds are being spent on taking us humans out of the picture when it comes to warehousing. More and more clever robotic systems are being developed to help: receive, putaway, store, pick and retrieve goods. How long before driverless trucks?

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How to automate performance testing in an agile environment

At the Neotys 2018 user conference, I presented a session on how to fit Performance within modern delivery practices such as Agile and DevOps. The session covers the 3 areas that tend to hold back organisations from achieving their goals.

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Legacy Systems: Just Deal With It?

Legacy presents a real problem in IT today. Traditional businesses have invested huge amounts of money in systems, which then become difficult to update. Younger companies buy SaaS or build modern and cloud-native applications which allow them to shift strategy and processes quickly. This gives them a significant competitive advantage. So if you’re in enterprise, how should you handle your legacy systems?

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Why test automation is a key component in DevOps delivery

It’s wonderful to see automation being widely implemented in business and IT today. Often, we find that leaders are willing to spend time and effort on automating infrastructure (cloud and on-premise) or on building and deploying applications. But sadly a lot of businesses don’t prioritise test automation. Testing remains a much lower priority in a DevOps transformation than it should have.

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Digital is about your customers, not your engineering capability.

We see a number of big brands striving to be digital leaders - but this is such a huge step and the investment in internal capability and cultural change needed to get there is often gargantuan. Just having a solid base digital capability would be a massive step for most organisations!

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How business culture affects IT development and operations

How does business culture impact your ability to deliver new services, products, and innovations underpinned by IT? We’ve worked with the IT teams of some of the UK’s most respected businesses, and want to share what we’ve learned in a series of articles. That’s why we’re looking at the top 10 challenges organisations face when deciding whether to adopt DevOps, starting with the critical area of culture.

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How do I even computer?

Modern infrastructure management and application deployment, both in the traditional data centre/on-prem and cloud spaces, have changed significantly in the last decade. The days of throwing meatbags mashing keyboards should be far behind us since the advent of more recent developments in process and tooling. Perhaps the most famous term for how IT changes are deployed is ‘DevOps’.

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How do I even container?

How do I even container? 2018 is widely tipped to be the year of the container, and if you haven’t heard of Docker and or containerisation you’ve probably been living under a rock. This post is aimed at an audience who are deciding how and where to start evaluating a container adoption strategy.

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The Mystery of the Meet Up

We are going to be running, sponsoring and making sure Daemon take part in a number of Hackathons, Meet Ups and Events in 2018. We are already talking to clients and partners about setting these up. Read on to find out why...

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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

We are proud to announce we are sponsoring the Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

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‘Make a decision and get doing’

‘Make a decision and get doing’

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Golang UK Conference 2017 Talk by Myles McDonnell

Building RESTful APIs using Go-Swagger

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Solving Complex IT Issues Using Differential Diagnosis

Velocity talk by our co-founder Steve Bennett

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Retail Week 24 hour Tech. Sprint challenge

Daemon winners of the Retail Weeks 2017 TechSprint

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Daemon Summer Party

Thursday 24th August 2017 saw the return of the annual Daemon summer party

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Guy Mason Non-Executive Director

Press Release - Guy Mason becomes Daemon Solutions Limited Non-Executive Director

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Daemon Solutions Annual Charity Day 2017

Friday 26th May saw our second annual charity day. We were delighted to go back to help out our friends at St Christopher’s Fellowship – a charity that provides accommodation & support to many vulnerable children across the capital and beyond.

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Change

As a West Ham fan change has been in the forefront of my mind this summer. For those that don’t know my team have moved to the sparkling new Olympic stadium, which is a far cry from our previous home ground, which was shall we say ‘characterful’ (others might call it decrepit)....

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Slow is the New Down

We at Daemon Solutions have worked with some of the UK's largest online retailers and understand, not only the importance of a website's availability but also the ever increasing expectation in performance and how it affects customer satisfaction.....

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Measurement is key to DevOps success

Recently I have been researching if there are any learnings that can be taken from the automotive industry and applied to DevOps and other areas of IT. I came across an excellent video which showed the build process of a Tesla Model S. One key thing I took from the video (apart from all the awesome robots) was;

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