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Swift Initialization and the Pain of Optionals

on 20 Nov 2014

Swift's strict initialisation process results in a number of practical issues, leaving developers scratching their heads. This post explores a few solutions including two-phase initialisation, the use of optionals and lazy properties.

A Fibonacci fan component for D3

on 31 Oct 2014

In this article I'm going to create an interactive Fibonacci fan D3 component, and show you how to add it to a chart in just 6 lines of code.

An interactive crosshairs component for D3

on 29 Sep 2014

In my last article I put together an interactive chart that could be panned and zoomed, but there was one obvious omission - crosshairs. In this article I'm going to create a D3 crosshairs component, and show you how to add it to a chart.

Functional Swift and Memoization

on 22 Sep 2014

This post is a continuation of my previous which looked at implementing Conway’s Game of Life using functional techniques. Here I look at how memoization can be used to cache the return value of a function in order to improve performance.

Strong Typing With AngularJS

on 26 Aug 2014

This article demonstrates a successful integration of TypeScript with AngularJS to provide a strongly-typed environment for development of HTML5 apps.

An OHLC Chart Component for D3

on 19 Aug 2014

An open-high-low-close chart is a type of financial chart used to show price movements in a financial instrument over time. In this post, we'll make a reusable D3 component for an OHLC chart series.

Latest Articles

ELK - 3 things I wish I'd known

by Chris Price, on 19 Dec 2014 Chris Price

I’ve recently completed an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana) real-time log processing implementation for an HTML5 FX trading platform. Along the way I’ve learnt a few things I wish I’d known beforehand. This post shares some more details of the project and hopefully some time saving tips. ELK

Foyer Screen, continued.

by Roisin Farmer, on 05 Dec 2014 Roisin Farmer

I have spent the last 12 weeks continuing the Foyer Screen project. In this post I describe the Admin Panel which I created to allow dynamic editing of presentation content and share a little of what I've learned in my time at Scott Logic, including some useful resources for getting started with Angular JS.