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Smart Decision Making & Managing Oneself

Articles 16 January 2018

In this session, Vice President – Engineering at Sysco LABS, Hiranya Samarasekera provides valuable insights about decision making, leadership and managing oneself. In ‘Smart Decision Making’, he covers common traps which include the sunk cost fallacy; and estimating and forecasting traps such as the recall-ability bias, before moving on to big decision making, and how

Smart Decision Making & Managing Oneself

Sysco LABS 16 January 2018

In this session, Vice President – Engineering at Sysco LABS, Hiranya Samarasekera provides valuable insights about decision making, leadership and managing oneself. In ‘Smart Decision Making’, he covers common traps which include the sunk cost fallacy; and estimating and forecasting traps such as the recall-ability bias, before moving on to big decision making, and how

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

Take it Like a Pro

Sysco LABS 2 January 2018

Why Impromptu Speech? People always come across situations where they need to be able to deliver an impromptu speech with little or no advance notice. It can be a quick demo of a product to your clients, or a project status update to the upper management. Although these are ad-hoc situations require you to deliver

Sustaining Moore’s Law

Sysco LABS 8 December 2017

“The number of transistors and resistors on a chip doubles every 24 months.” – Gordon Moore. It seems that Moore’s Law has finally become redundant. The size of transistors is now so prohibitively small (the smallest on record is 5nm), that it is becoming less and less efficient to manufacture them to successfully continue along

AmCham luncheon meeting features Mani Kulasooriya & Ron May

Sysco LABS 6 December 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka will conduct a luncheon meeting next week with two speakers hailing from Silicon Valley on emerging technologies and their impact on local businesses. The event is titled ‘Evolution of Silicon Valley tech companies and how it impacts you’. The two speakers are Mani Kulasooriya, founder of Sysco

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

The Sysco Labs Intern Diaries, Volume Two: All-Rounders

Sysco LABS 1 November 2017

  By: Nusry Ahmed My first week at Sysco Labs was mainly about familiarizing myself with the staff and the company premises. All the teams eagerly presented their roles and responsibilities within the company and gave us an overview of how they work together as a team. There were also various introductory sessions which were carried

Are you ready for Microservices?

Sysco LABS 20 October 2017

Microservices is a hot (and a hotly debated) topic. Asiri Liyanage,  Senior Software Architect at Sysco Labs, speaks about what it means to adopt Microservices in an organization and how to decide if it’s the right fit for you. In the below video, he walks us through the following topics: Common architectural patterns Growing pains –

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