Articles by Sysco Labs

Functional Programming with JavaScript

Sysco Labs 9 January 2018

What is functional programming? A quick google search will define functional programming as: ”A programming paradigm that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions and avoids changing-state and mutable data.” Today we will be diving into what exactly this means. Functional programming is nothing new. In fact, the foundations for functional programming was laid

Full Stack Quality Engineering

Sysco Labs 3 January 2018

Who is a full stack Quality Engineer? The term “full stack” is a widely-heard term, mostly associated with Software Engineering, but rarely in conjunction with Quality Engineering.   So, what exactly is it, and why is it important? To understand this, let’s look at what traditional QA practice is. There are several areas and types

Lessons from Production NodeJS Applications

Sysco Labs 22 November 2017

Deepal Jayasekara, Senior Software Engineer at Sysco LABS spoke about “Lessons from Production: NodeJS Applications” What distinguishes NodeJS from any other programming platforms is how it handles I/O. We hear this all the time when NodeJS is introduced by someone: “A non-blocking, event-driven platform based on Google’s v8 Javascript engine”. What does this mean? What

Being Agile

Sysco Labs 2 October 2017

In this Innovation Session, Dilhan Manaduwa, Director – QE & Process at Sysco Labs speaks on developing and maintaining an agile mindset and culture in his presentation, “Start Being Agile”. “Change is the only constant” is a Universal phrase which is ever so relevant event to present day, and due to this reason Being Agile

Embrace Adaptability

Sysco Labs 5 July 2017

The world around us is a funny little place. At a glance, what’s happening around you might seem quite normal, but take a closer look, and you will notice that we actually live quite a chaotic life. Everything changes – just look at technology. A decade ago, the idea of owning a smart phone would

Subhash Vithanapathirana – Why Quality Code

Sysco Labs 13 June 2017

Subhash Vithanapathirana, Software Architect at Sysco Labs was a speaker and mentor at the recently held Quality Coder 2017v1.0 event organized by ICTA. The main focus of the event was to provide participants with a core understanding and practical insight on the principles of quality coding. The speakers and mentors for the event constituted of

Architectural Decisions – Soft skills for Software Architects

Sysco Labs 22 May 2017

In this Innovation Session, Anjana Somathilake, Vice President – Engineering at CAKE LABS, speaks on architectural decisions. Software Architects are one of the most critical members in a software engineering firm. But why are they so important? Well, architects work with teams and could be the difference between making a product extremely successful, or an

Five Social Media Networks that Use Gamification

Sysco Labs 2 May 2017

Games engage people. They are fun to play, challenging, and very rewarding.  The core reward elements and the conditions to achieve those rewards make a game interesting. For example, the scoring, storytelling, leveling-up, winning, or even losing. The application of those gaming techniques to real world systems is called “Gamification”. In gamification, the main idea

Value of Agile Testing by Dilhan Manawadu

Sysco Labs 11 April 2017

Dilhan Manawadu, Director – Quality Engineering and Process at CAKE LABS, speaks on the importance of Agile Testing at the Software Quality Engineering Awareness Program organized by SLASSCOM. The session was mainly targeted towards University lecturers, to create awareness on the importance of Quality Engineering in University curriculum’s.

Essential Building Blocks of Microservice Architecture

Sysco Labs 7 April 2017

Why Microservice Platform for CAKE? Organization wide adoption at Sysco Labs to Microservice based product offerings is an important architectural decision. It plays a key role in helping us face the challenges of maintaining several mature products that need scalability within multiple contexts and include scalability in processing, storage, delivery of product features, and in teams.

AWS Secure System Implementation by Sudheera Lakmal

Sysco Labs 4 April 2017

Cloud, is a growing trend in the world of IT, with most systems now being made available via cloud. In fact Gartner states that public cloud services will grow by 18% in 2017. With the trend going towards cloud, security becomes even more vital. Cloud security is an extremely complex system, with several variables to

What is Serverless Computing?

Sysco Labs 28 March 2017

Serverless Engineering, the methodology in which you run your applications without worrying about the management of your infrastructure or servers. But is it for everyone? Danula Eranjith, one of our Software Engineers speaks about the pros and cons of going serverless.

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