Taskforce has been providing software and consultancy services to the offshore financial services industry for a total of 18 years. Our clients range from the large multinational bank to small independent trust companies, accountancy practices and specialist service providers.
Our founder and senior software architect, Tim Benest, has been writing commercial software since 1980. We are able to provide solutions to those hard to solve problems, providing an impressive return on the investment from our extensive skills base.
We are great supporters of Open Source Software, having used FirebirdSQL since it’s inception as an open source project, and the Linux operating system from 1998 onwards. Of late we have been using the Ruby Language as our primary development environment, which allows us to use Mac OSX as our chosen development platform, while deploying to other operating systems as clients see fit.
We have always liked to break the mould, with our projects, choosing what we believe to be the best tool for the job, rather than the tool everyone else is using. This has proved beneficial to both our clients and ourselves and shown in the robustness and stability of the software solutions that we deliver.
Find out more by visting Taskforce's website here.
Featuring Daniel Lucraft
Dan Lucraft is going to talk to us about ruby profilers, specifically his jruby-prof gem. Even though his gem is for jruby only, he's going to give us a good grounding on "pure" ruby profilers first.jruby
Tokyo Cabinet, Tokyo Tyrant and Kyoto Cabinet: the World of Mikio Ware
Featuring Makoto Inoue
Tokyo Cabinet is one of the first "Key Value" stores. It was released in 2007, but surprisingly small number of people know what it is really capable of. Makoto Inoue, the maintainer of Tokyo Cabinet Wiki will unveil the core philosophy and exciting features behind these products.tokyo-cabinet tokyo-tyrant key-value-store
Featuring Seth Edwards
Seth will cover the use-cases for why we might want to use MongoDB in our apps and also give examples of using the ruby driver.mongodb ruby
What every computer programmer should know about time
Featuring Sean O'Halpin
I've been putting some notes together on time similar in spirit (if not in detail) to "What every computer programmer should know about floating-point arithmetic."utc localtime ntp date-arithmetic
Software Craftsmanship Terminology
Featuring Corey Haines
Corey will discuss the lingo of software craftsmanship, describing concrete definitions that go past the FUD often associated with them.
Software Craftsmanship Ideas & Eden
Featuring Chris Parsons
Chris Parsons will talk about how craftsmanship ideas have been applied at Eden, showing there doesn't have to be a conflict between these two goals.
Evolution of Data Models in Rails - Lessons Learned
Featuring Lars Jorgensen
In this podcast, Lars Jorgensen gives a talk on the lessons learned from developing a ruby on rails application for an evolving data model.ruby-on-rails