A Potted History of Logical Elements
Logical Elements was started by Nick Roper in 1991 and the business has traded continuously since then.
The main activities of the business are:
- Website and business application development and consulting.
- Authoring and delivering training courses for developers.
Prior to forming Logical Elements, Nick was employed as a project manager in a software company that specialised in accounting applications for the construction industry. His primary role there was to liaise with customers to understand their business model and then to work with developers to ensure that the software was optimised and configured for the customer’s needs.
In 1994, whilst working with clients such as Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital, Nick started developing applications that tapped into live and historical trading and manufacturing data and delivered reports via emerging web browsers such as Mosaic and Netscape.
In 1998, before the appearance of any commercial applications, Nick wrote his own content management system (CMS) in Perl and made it available to clients so that they could manage their own website content. It even allowed them to make updates via SMS.
The business is small in terms of headcount. Rather than employ people on a permanent basis we work with a range of partners who can provide expert services in their field - such as graphic design, SEO and hosting - on an 'as needed' basis.
Since Logical Elements was formed we’ve provided consulting, development and training services to a wide range of clients, including:
- Development of financial trading applications for Morgan Stanley and other investment banks.
- Development of manufacturing reporting systems for Rank Xerox.
- Training of development teams at Morgan Stanley, Virgin Media, The European Patent Office, The BBC and others.
- Development of SMS based timesheet and worksheet/invoice update and tracking system for a local steelwork fabrication business.
- Development of e-commerce systems and data-driven business websites for a wide range of clients.
The words that excite us most are "This probably can't be done, but...".
So, if you have a challenge that you’d like to discuss, then we’re all ears! Just get in touch and lets get the ball rolling!
We’re finalising the content for some new courses that we’ll be launching later in the year. Topics will include:
- Local Storage
- Realtime / Websockets
If you’d like to find out more before we launch the courses then don’t hesitate to get in touch.