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From Plank to Ship as You Sail Along

Agile 3 August 2018

In this Innovation Session, Ishan Madhusanka, Theekshana Dilshan, Dilini Mampitiya, Nethmi Hettiarachchi and Shashika Gunasena took us on a trip to the high seas. The topic – “From Plank to Ship as you Sail Along”. Is it possible to build a ship, from a plank while you sail? Well no, that borders on the impossible,

Architectural Decisions – Soft skills for Software Architects

Sysco Labs 22 May 2017

In this Innovation Session, Anjana Somathilake, Vice President – Engineering at CAKE LABS, speaks on architectural decisions. Software Architects are one of the most critical members in a software engineering firm. But why are they so important? Well, architects work with teams and could be the difference between making a product extremely successful, or an

Essential Building Blocks of Microservice Architecture

Sysco Labs 7 April 2017

Why Microservice Platform for CAKE? Organization wide adoption at Sysco Labs to Microservice based product offerings is an important architectural decision. It plays a key role in helping us face the challenges of maintaining several mature products that need scalability within multiple contexts and include scalability in processing, storage, delivery of product features, and in teams.

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

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon : Team Titans Presenting “Inhalo”

Sysco 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

Xamarin: Building Native Mobile, Mac and Windows Apps in C#

Sysco LABS 4 November 2016

In this Innovation Session, Anuradha Wickramarachchi, Mithila Wickramarathne, Vijini Mallawaarachchi and Dimuthu Kariyawasam from CAKE Connect talk about the methodology of building native mobile, Mac and Windows apps in C# using Xamarin. Xamarin is a cross-platform implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET). Xamarin was released in

Augmented Reality at the UCSC IEEE Day 2016

Sysco LABS 11 October 2016

IEEE Day celebrates technological innovation and falls on October 4th every year and is a day on which tech communities around the world gather together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. Anjana Somathilake, Senior Director, Engineering and Architecture at CAKE LABS talks about Augmented Reality for IEEE Day 2016 at

The CAKE LABS Intern Diaries, Chapter Four: Responsibilities

Sysco LABS 28 September 2016

Now in the fifth week of their internship, the interns have fully taken on their roles and responsibilities as software engineers and testers at CAKE LABS. In this issue of the diary, we hear about their experiences in working on an assortment of different projects, concerning data-sharding, developing web services and more. Mithila The week

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