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Emerging Tech in 2018 and How It Will Impact Businesses

Articles 21 February 2018

In 2018, innovations will emerge out of the foundational technologies conceived over the past few years. Most of these innovations are still in their early stages, and may only start gaining ground several years from now, but they hold the potential to change the way we live and the way we work and we may

The Morphing Act

The Morphing Act

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

With the introduction of the Phorm in 2014, Tactus Technology has pioneered the innovation of customizable morphing keypads for smart phones. The perfect blend of smart phones and the user experience that of a keypad based mobile phone. Lets face it, old generation keypad phones have not disappeared entirely. They are still in use not

Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small

“Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small” by Ishankya Kodithuwakku (Echelon, July 2015)

Sysco LABS 27 July 2015

People in large teams are less engaged, and individual performance drops. The team as a whole may complete more work, but individuals are less personally productive, so the team essentially gets more done at a lower rate. Larger teams also lead to more friction, partly because communication suffers. Leapset now introduces the concept of a small team at the Sri Lankan development centre. Leapset has

Resource Aware Job Schedulers

Harnessing Resource Aware Job Schedulers in Storm

Sysco LABS 11 July 2015

At the Data & Analytics Team, we are doing regular investigations to improve efficiency of in-house built RETL(Real Time Extract Transform Load). Any improvements may have significant impact on the direction of time, space and cost complexity. This article provides an overview of the investigation we have done to improve the performance of job schedulers

Apache ZooKeeper

Apache ZooKeeper

Sysco LABS 5 June 2015

For this week’s innovation session, Azeem Mumtaz and Lohitha Chiranjeewa from our Platform team, spoke about Apache ZooKeeper. They started their presentation by introducing us to fallacies (mistakes of reasoning, as opposed to making mistakes that are of a factual nature) which was followed by an introduction to Apache ZooKeeper. They mentioned that Apache ZooKeeper

Slasscom

Beyond traditional testing: SLASSCOM Sri Lanka

Sysco LABS 8 May 2015

‘Beyond traditional testing exploring diverse engineering techniques to evolve your mobile QA strategy’, a conference targeted at QA engineers and leads, as well as product and project managers was organized by SLASSCOM Sri Lanka at Dialog Future World this week. Our own Anjana Somathilake, Director of Engineering and Architecture at CAKE LABS, together with Nuwan Dehigaspitiya, Director of Mobility

Leapset workshop at the University of Colombo

CAKE LABS Workshop at the University of Colombo

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

CAKE LABS was pleased to conduct a workshop to the students of University of Colombo School of Computing, which was organized to give the next generation that will shape the dynamics of Sri Lankan tech, an insight into the industry. Erandi Bambarande from our HR team, conducted a session which spoke about the importance of teamwork

Web applications in NodeJS

Building Web Applications in NodeJS

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

Pasindu Perera who specializes in JavaScript spoke about building web applications in NodeJS for this week’s Innovation Session. He stated that NodeJS is a developers’ tool for working in the non-blocking, event-driven I/O paradigm which concentrates in real-time web applications employing push technology over websockets. He went on to explain to us about the project

Writing jQuery Plugins

Writing jQuery Plugins

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

Faizul Hasan who specializes in JavaScript, enlightened us about writing jQuery plugins for this week’s tech workshop. Faizul first introduced us to plugins and stated that jQuery plugins are simply a new method that can be used to extend jQuery’s prototype object. Thus by extending the prototype object, a user enables all jQuery objects to

Google Guice

Dependency Injection with Google Guice

Sysco LABS 10 April 2015

For this week’s tech workshop, Pankajan Chathirasegaran who specializes in DB & infrastructure spoke about dependency injection, which is a software design pattern that implements inversion of control for software libraries. He then introduced us to Google Guice, an open source software framework for the Java platform released by Google under Apache. Guice provides support

Behaviorally driven API testing

Behaviorally driven API testing

Sysco LABS 10 April 2015

For this week’s innovation session Nivantha Rowel, Mohammed Yoosuf, Manura Weerawarna, Nuwangi Kiriwaththuduwa and Hasitha Dhanawalavithana of our QA team spoke about API testing and the tools & the techniques involved in its practice. They discussed how BDT (Behaviorally Driven Testing) is optimal for API testing and how it tests in the form of simple

Semantic Web

Semantic Web

Sysco LABS 18 March 2015

For this week’s Innovation Session, Ananda Subasinghe from our Engineering team spoke about Semantic web, the extension of the World Wide Web that enables people to share content beyond the boundaries of applications and websites. He further went on to explain the topic of ontology matching, the process of determining correspondences between data labels. Ananda

CAKE Premier League

Sysco LABS 18 March 2015

The CAKE Premier League happened on the 28th February and it was very exciting! All four tribes put in their best efforts, making the series very competitive, while the food, drinks and families of our CAKEsters gave the event a great atmosphere. We wish to congratulate Monkey Business on winning the cup, Thundercats for coming runners-up and

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