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The Sysco LABS Intern Diaries, Volume Two; Chapter 7: Continuous Learning

Articles 29 January 2018

  By: Kavin Ranawella When I was looking at options to complete my internship, I heard about this awesome company called Sysco LABS from a friend of mine who was once an intern there. The company had undergone a re-branding following a buyout from the largest food service distribution network in the world, a US based

Functional Programming with JavaScript

Sysco Labs 9 January 2018

What is functional programming? A quick google search will define functional programming as: ”A programming paradigm that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions and avoids changing-state and mutable data.” Today we will be diving into what exactly this means. Functional programming is nothing new. In fact, the foundations for functional programming was laid

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

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

Are you ready for Microservices?

Sysco LABS 20 October 2017

Microservices is a hot (and a hotly debated) topic. Asiri Liyanage,  Senior Software Architect at Sysco Labs, speaks about what it means to adopt Microservices in an organization and how to decide if it’s the right fit for you. In the below video, he walks us through the following topics: Common architectural patterns Growing pains –

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