We work with a long list of technologies, and that list is changing all the time! However most frequently we're working with projects related to the technologies listed below.


Microsoft's web application framework can be used to build dynamic web sites, web applications and web services. We have experience with all versions of ASP.NET, from 1.1 through to 4.5x. We have experience in working with the older more traditional WebForms technologies, as well as experience working with ASP.NET MVC (all versions).

Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server is an industry standard relational database management system and is our first choice when choosing a back-end storage system for dynamic websites or applications. We have experience with all versions and all features of SQL Server.

Dynamic Web technologies

Web sites and applications using dynamic technologies come in many shapes and sizes. We have a lot of experience working with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (most often jQuery, but also AngularJS and Bootstrap), AJAX, as well as many other related tools and technologies.

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino

We have over 15 years experience working with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino in both a development and administration capacity. One of our specialist areas is upgrading older Domino applications so they can work with modern web approaches as well as providing migration services for customers who have decided to move away from the IBM/Lotus platform.

Other Technologies

We're well versed in a number of industry standard technologies including Mindscape LightSpeed, LLBLGenPro, Entity Framework (especially in tuning EF for high performance with large quantities of data), Microsoft AJAX, Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit, and much more!

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News and Events

IBM's new XWork Server

Posted by Ross Hawkins on October 4th, 2011

The IBM XWork Server is a new pricing option that adds licensing flexibility to the Domino Server familiy. If you've looked to deploy XPages or Domino technology into your environment for a small number of specific applications but have been unable to justify the cost, then the XWork server could be the offering for you.

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Potential security vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes & Domino

Posted by Ross Hawkins on Feb 22nd, 2011

TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) contacted IBM Lotus to report eight potential buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Lotus Notes and Domino; for four of which IBM Lotus has fixes, one of which IBM Lotus continues to investigate a fix, and three of which IBM Lotus cannot reproduce and is pursuing additional information.

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Notes/Domino 8.5.2 now available

Posted by Ross Hawkins on August 25th, 2010

Release 8.5.2 of Notes/Domino has hit all the usual IBM download channels. There's some interesting stuff in this release, including the much talked about XPages extensibility API which promises to dramatically increase the number of quality third party controls available for use with the XPages platform, as well as many bug fixes and some performance improvements.

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Some useful Notes/Domino 8.5 upgrade resources

Posted by Ross Hawkins on December 16th, 2009

Anyone looking to do an 8.5 upgrade will find Upgrade Cookbook:  Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 and Lotus Notes and Domino version 8.5 Deployment Guide well worth a read.

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