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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

Full Stack Quality Engineering

Sysco Labs 3 January 2018

Who is a full stack Quality Engineer? The term “full stack” is a widely-heard term, mostly associated with Software Engineering, but rarely in conjunction with Quality Engineering.   So, what exactly is it, and why is it important? To understand this, let’s look at what traditional QA practice is. There are several areas and types

Take it Like a Pro

Sysco LABS 2 January 2018

Why Impromptu Speech? People always come across situations where they need to be able to deliver an impromptu speech with little or no advance notice. It can be a quick demo of a product to your clients, or a project status update to the upper management. Although these are ad-hoc situations require you to deliver

Cloud Computing

Sysco LABS 14 December 2017

Kalinga Dissanayake who is a part of the Platform and ReportsNG teams at Sysco LABS talks about cloud computing, where he covers cloud deployment models, platform as a service, software as a service, containerization, and serverless computing at the IEEE Techno Meetup 2017.

NPM and Today’s Web Security

Sysco LABS 14 December 2017

Deepal Jayasekera from the Payments team at Sysco LABS talks about NPM and Web Security at the recently held security meetup. His session covers the importance of NodeJS security, how NPM has become a security risk and all it’s vulnerabilities, and what you can do about it. You can watch the full session below:  

Sustaining Moore’s Law

Sysco LABS 8 December 2017

“The number of transistors and resistors on a chip doubles every 24 months.” – Gordon Moore. It seems that Moore’s Law has finally become redundant. The size of transistors is now so prohibitively small (the smallest on record is 5nm), that it is becoming less and less efficient to manufacture them to successfully continue along

AmCham luncheon meeting features Mani Kulasooriya & Ron May

Sysco LABS 6 December 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka will conduct a luncheon meeting next week with two speakers hailing from Silicon Valley on emerging technologies and their impact on local businesses. The event is titled ‘Evolution of Silicon Valley tech companies and how it impacts you’. The two speakers are Mani Kulasooriya, founder of Sysco

100% on Serverless

Sysco LABS 27 November 2017

In this Innovation Session, Rohana Kumara, Vice President – Engineering and Architecture talks about going 100% Serverless and covers AWS Lambda, building microservices and BFFs in serverless, and common misconceptions and fears when adopting the framework.    

Lessons from Production NodeJS Applications

Sysco Labs 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

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