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AI 5 June 2018

Nathan takes a seat at his desk early on a Monday morning, glances at his watch and suddenly remembers that he has two meetings, a conference call and an appraisal… all before lunch. He opens his laptop to start his daily routine of checking his mails but a red flagged email catches his eye. The

SLASSCOM Conclave: How to Find the Perfect “Product/Market Fit”

Sysco LABS 5 May 2016

This presentation titled “Product Market/Fit” is delivered by Anjana Somathilake, Senior Director, Engineering and Architecture at “SLASSCOM Conclave: Product Engineering Exposed” hosted at CAKE LABS, and focuses on the process of making products people love, fast.     Summary There are two stages in finding a proper product fit to the market: identifying the target,

Disrupting Using the Platform of Constant Connectivity

Sysco LABS 29 April 2016

This article references a speech given by Shanil Fernando (CAKE LABS’ SVP Engineering and MD Sri Lanka) at the recent LBR LBO Enterprise Summit 2016: “Build Smarter Businesses with Smart Technologies or be Outsmarted” on the topic: “Leverage Smart Technologies to Build Disruptive Business Models Integrated Around Customer Needs”   The Platform Through the web,

Microservices: Principles and in Practice

Sysco LABS 22 April 2016

An Introduction: What are Microservices? In this Innovation Session, Kalinga Dissanayake and Azeem Mumtaz from the Platform team give an insight to microservices. According to Sam Newman the author of “Building Microservices”, microservices are a group of small autonomous services that work together and are modelled around a business domain. Microservices vs Monolithic Applications When comparing

Mobile Application Development : The JavaScript Way

Sysco LABS 18 April 2016

In this Innovation Session, Pasindu Perera talks about how you can develop mobile applications in JavaScript. The session covers the different ways of developing an application in JS, and its pros and cons.   The Four Methods 1. Native App Development In Native application development, the SDK is given by the provider and applications are

Going Reactive with Play

Sysco LABS 4 April 2016

Reactive programming is where the program reacts to events. With the popularity of event-driven, scalable, and real time interactive architectures the concept of “reactiveness” is increasingly gaining attention. The concept is growing in importance in the Java domain in recent years as Netflix has created its RxJava library and Lightbend has created its Akka middleware

CAKE LABS Partners with Educate Lanka

Sysco LABS 25 March 2016

Internship opportunities grant many young and talented minds the much needed opportunity to expand their career options and give them a second chance. Educate Lanka Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to empowering youth by enhancing their access to education, mentoring, and employment opportunities. CAKE LABS has joined hands with Educate Lanka Foundation, where our

Material Design

Sysco LABS 1 March 2016

User interfaces have come a long way in terms of design, and in this Innovation Session by Chinthaka Gamage from the UI team, we are given the low down on material design and how it has developed over the years to become the standard norm of building interactive and immersive content. The session also talked

UI Design & Testing Trends

Sysco LABS 24 February 2016

In this Innovation Session by Buddika Raveendra from the UI team and Eshan Liyanagama from the QA team, we take a look at the different types of UI design trends which have evolved across the years. Typography, video, animation, long scroll and parallax scrolling were a few of the trends mentioned. They also talked about

Murder Your Next Presentation

Sysco LABS 11 February 2016

The key to a good presentation is not only the topic covered, but also presenting the content in a manner which is interesting. In this Innovation Session, Stefhan Sebastian of the Marketing Team defines the key underlying principles to follow in order to slay your next presentation.

The CAKE LABS QA Robot

Sysco LABS 10 February 2016

Not only does the QA team execute an enormous volume of tests to ensure that our CAKE POS releases are as bug free as possible, they also run them on several different layers. The easiest layer of tests are those executed on the systems layer, but they are the furthest from actually simulating user behavior.

Open 24/7 365

Sysco LABS 2 February 2016

A restaurant operating system has to be fully functional in all its aspects to deliver not only the best food but the best services. In this Innovation Session by Eshan Deane, Dulan Ratnayake and Harsha Wijendra from the Operations team, we take a look at the services CAKE offers to its clients 24/7, all 365

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