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Embrace Adaptability

Articles 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

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.

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.

POS Rearchitecture

Sysco Labs 25 February 2017

There comes a moment in time, where you take a step back and evaluate the work you’ve done. This stage is a critical turning point, where you can either build for the future or prepare for failure. We at CAKE LABS went through this stage when evaluating our POS, and decided that even though we’ve

Microservices with Docker

Sysco Labs 24 February 2017

In this Innovation Session, Dilan Arandara of the Data, Infrastructure & Platform team spoke about Microservices with Docker. Before Microservices, developers used Monolithic Applications. What this meant was that developers had to deploy their code in a bundle. This method posed a few problems; a single change affects the whole component, massive time constraints, testing

Team Relationship Building

Sysco Labs 3 February 2017

“Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships” – Michael Jordon In this Innovation Session, Kanchana Silva of the CAKE Guest Manager team speaks about team relationship building. First, let’s make a clear distinction between a team and a group. A group is a collection of individuals with a common interest, and a team is a

Agile in Real Life

Sysco Labs 30 December 2016

In this Innovation Session Rajinda Rathnapala of the Monetization team spoke about Agile, and its use in a real life context. Agile has been widely touted as a software development approach that is easy to implement, but is that really the case? The Agile process is actually more difficult than what you are lead to

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