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Lessons from Production NodeJS Applications

Articles 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

Data Analytics in QA Perspective

Data Analytics in QA Perspective

Sysco LABS 5 February 2015

For this week’s Innovation Session, our very own Quality Assurance Engineer Roshan Ranasinghe gave us important insights into a new approach towards Quality Assurance. The session discussed the drawbacks of using the typical QA approach in ETL, as opposed to the suggested approach. This included discussions for a Data and analytic QA approach to help

Six Month Startup

Six Month Startup – Judgement Day

Sysco LABS 5 February 2015

Judgement is upon our interns! Today, all those taking part in the Six Month Startup had to pitch their ideas to Leapset’s judges the same way they would to a potential VC. One by one, the interns all pitched their ideas for solutions to improve the Leapset Platform. The exercise is a integral part of

Splunk

Splunk

Sysco LABS 5 February 2015

This week the topic of the session was Splunk, a log management tool which gathers machine data across an organization, identifies data patterns, provides metrics, diagnoses problems and provides intelligence for business operations. Two of our senior software engineers, Gihan Jayakody and Eshan Sudharaka enlightened us with the technicalities of the system as well as

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.

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