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Village Software 21st Birthday   19 November 2007, by Johnny

Village celebrate 21 years of software development. Customers, suppliers, and staff past and present turned out to celebrate Village Software's 21 years in business. One of Village's founders, John Garret, was kind enough to return to share some thoughts on the early days, and current MD Johnny Read talked about values and the road ahead. In what was a family affair, adults and children alike enjoyed the fun casino tables, the Wii, and the food. Here's to another 21 years!

Lee and Ian join Village   5 November 2007, by Johnny

New developers arrive at Village! Ian Tabron and Lee Seddon join the Village development team. We love it when new people join us and enrich the Village ecosystem, and hope that Ian and Lee will write great solutions with us for a long time to come.

LabCom Certificate Update   4 September 2007, by Johnny

The new release of LabCom allows Watertech to print the names of clients and sites onto their certificates. This is a variant on earlier versions that were designed to deal more with relationships with fairly large clients, instead putting the end clients on the list will allow a streamlining of administration from Lab to Certificate for Midlands-based Watertech.

The Right Tools for the Job at Experian   21 June 2007, by Johnny

Breadth of knowledge was key

Amatica and Village have been working together on a number of projects. Most recently, providing consultancy to advise Experian on a development path for an internal system. Village's Johnny Read and Amatica's David Roberts presented findings to a dozen interested parties with Experian.

Breadth of knowledge was key; when you have a hammer everything looks like a nail. However on this occasion, we realised that our normal object oriented analysis strategy was not appropriate, and we choose to use a Data Flow Diagram based structured analysis. This critical thinking and attention to Experian's needs enabled us to create an understanding of a complex web of interacting systems.

Amatica Cooperation for Mortgage System   25 January 2007, by Johnny

Village partner Amatica continue to work on the frontend for a web based Mortgage quote system. The Amatica team is made up of a mix of Amatica and Village developers, alongside contract staff. Village's Ian Bufton, Margaret Macaskill and Lance Edusei have been enjoying being part of the blended team on this substantial project.

Village as NewMind Consultancy   28 November 2006, by Johnny

...share what we know, and learn from others...

Village MD Johnny Read starts work with Senior developers at new Media Company NewMind. Johnny says "NewMind is one of the most admired Liverpool Software company and working with their senior developers is an intellectually engaging privilege." Johnny is making weekly consultancy visits to help guide a project forwards.

Modern software development is a complex business and we recognise that we need to share what we know and learn from like-minded companies, so we're delighted that this opportunity has arisen! The ongoing project involves the use of the latest best practices in object-oriented design and related tools.

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