Articles from 2014

Fostering an Apex Culture

Fostering an Apex Culture

Sysco LABS 3 November 2014

A special innovation session was held this Friday by Leapset’s Managing Director, Shanil Fernando. Shanil spoke about implementing an apex culture at Leapset, a culture where Leapsetters aspire to be apex achievers; the best in their field. He also spoke about some of the greatest achievers in the tech world and how they got to where

User Experience Design in Mobile

User Experience Design in Mobile

Sysco LABS 20 October 2014

Chinthaka Gamage, a UI Specialist at Leapset, took us through a discussion on User Experience Design for Mobile. His interesting presentation covered various aspects like Mobile UX, design trends and principles and innovations in the field of User Experience Design on mobile devices. He explained the importance of proper user interface design and how it

Data Mining and Analytics with Spark

Data Mining and Analytics with Spark

Sysco LABS 22 September 2014

Software Engineer (Data Science), Pankajan Chathirasegaran of the Data & Analytics Team at Leapset, took us through this friday’s Innovation Session with a discussion on Data Mining and Analytics with Spark. He gave an introduction about Apache Sparks and brought in a lot of insights that were quite useful for the engineering team here at

Getting Predictable

Getting Predictable

Sysco LABS 5 September 2014

Getting  Predictable – The Predictable Delivery in Mobile App Development This week’s Innovation Session covered, ‘Predictable Delivery in Mobile App Development’ and was hosted by our Director of Engineering and Architecture at Leapset, Anjana Somathilake. He stressed the importance of a high-quality product and the frustrations of issues like app crashes which reduce product effectiveness.

True Leapset Competitors

True Leapset Competitors

Sysco LABS 4 September 2014

In order to stay ahead in today’s dynamic tech world, you neeed to know who your competitors are and what they’re bringing to the table. A ‘Competitor Analysis’ is an essential part of the a team’s strategy, it’s what allows you to get ahead of the game. This Friday’s innovation session was hosted by Software

The Tale of a Good API

The Tale of a Good API

Sysco LABS 1 September 2014

This session was conducted by Senior Software Engineers, Kalinga Dissanayake and Azeem Mumtaz, of the Leapset platform team; who discussed the factors that make up a good Application Programming Interface (API). An API is to the programmer what a GUI is to the end-user. A good API empowers programmers with the ability to realize new

How smart are you really?

How smart are you really?

Sysco LABS 15 August 2014

You may have high IQ but how smart are you really? In this presentation our Director of Architecture and Engineering, Anjana Somathilake, delves into the theory of multiple intelligences (Howard Gardner); explaining all the different ways in which a person can be smart, and how developing different intelligences is key to success in your career.

Layerd Architecture in Software Engineering

Layerd Architecture in Software Engineering

Sysco LABS 7 August 2014

This article is by one of Leapset’s Tech Leads Sivakumaran Kathamutthu. You can read more by him on his blog: http://siva-write-once-run-anywhere.blogspot.com/ Software architecturing is in a nutshell ,organizing software component which is specific for a one functionality in a system, ie.an architectured system will have multiple component each specific for one kind of functionality. But each

Password Cracking

Cracking Passwords

Sysco LABS 31 July 2014

Leapset’s Software Architect Sumith Gunasekara took us through a presentation today on password protection and security. He especially focused on how passwords can be cracked, some cases of methods used to hack passwords and practices that can be implemented to avoid these attacks.

Your Next Wallet

Your Next Wallet

Sysco LABS 21 July 2014

Leapset’s Mobile Technical Lead Indika Tantrigoda too us all through a session today on the iphone’s passbook app. He broke down the technology behind it, as well as the different possible executions of the application talking about how it will likely play an important role going forward.  

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