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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

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

The CAKE LABS Intern Diaries, Final Chapter

Sysco Labs 7 February 2017

The time has come to end our Intern Diary series. We hope it granted you a window into what being an intern at CAKE LABS is like from the perspective of the interns themselves. In this final post, the Interns share their last reflections on their whole experience and their parting words.   Amoda and

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

Shanil Fernando: Empowering Your Career

Sysco Labs 19 December 2016

CAKE LABS Managing Director SL, and SVP Engineering, Shanil Fernando was a guest speaker at the recently held YouthSpark event, organized by Microsoft in partnership with Sarvodaya-Fusion. He shared his insights about trends in the tech industry and how successful companies are leveraging and spearheading this change. The event’s main objective is to provide young

The CAKE LABS Toastmasters Installation

Sysco Labs 26 November 2016

The official installation of the CAKE LABS Toastmasters Club was held on the 25th of November. With an energetic executive committee to spearhead the club, and a keen bunch of CAKEsters inaugurated into the club, it proved to be a promising start. The Ceremony contained speeches from Distinguished Toastmaster Sudash Liyanage and Distinguished Toastmaster Arshad

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon : Team Titans Presenting “Inhalo”

CAKE LABS 22 November 2016

The IoT Hackathon organized by CAKE LABS at the University of Moratuwa’s School of Computer Science and Engineering was a major success, seeing more than a few innovative ideas by the participant teams. The hackathon was themed around the concept of the Internet of Things, where six teams of finalists raced against time to innovate

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon at the University of Moratuwa

Sysco LABS 16 November 2016

On the 11th of November, CAKE LABS kicked off its first ever hackathon at the University of Moratuwa’s School of Computer Science and Engineering. The hackathon was themed under the concept of the Internet of Things; a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive

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