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Keep Calm and Trust Your Model | Video by Sysco LABS

Articles 27 February 2018

“A breakthrough in Machine Learning would be worth ten Microsofts” – Bill Gates once said this to emphasize the importance of Machine Learning, and in this Innovation Session, presenters Sakith Indula, Nuwan Pallewela and Ashan Maduranga dives deep into this topic:

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

Going Reactive with Play

CAKE 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

Security Pitfalls

Security Pitfalls vs. Best Practices

Sysco LABS 9 November 2015

In this week’s Innovation Session, we had Leapset’s software engineers Deepal Jayasekera and Vijayindu Gamage presenting on the most critical kinds of web application attacks. The session also covered up on the server level mitigation techniques and server security headers as well as how to use Nginx as a shield for your web application.  

JS vs Java for REST API

JS vs Java for REST API

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

In this Innovation Session, we have one of Leapset’s senior software engineers Vimukthi Bandara explaining the key showdown which has existed between JavaScript and Java. The session covers a brief introduction to the various JavaScript platforms as well as Java API platforms. Scorecards have been awarded to each of them to see their performance in

How to Deliver Software Faster

How to Deliver Software Faster

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

Delivering software efficiently is a detailed process which is a balance of managing stakeholder expectations and understanding them in the midst of delivering a quality, bug free product on time. To increase productivity, collaboration, synergy and many cross functional activities have to be balanced. In this session, we have Leapset’s Director of Engineering and Architecture,

Leapset workshop at the University of Colombo

CAKE LABS Workshop at the University of Colombo

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

CAKE LABS was pleased to conduct a workshop to the students of University of Colombo School of Computing, which was organized to give the next generation that will shape the dynamics of Sri Lankan tech, an insight into the industry. Erandi Bambarande from our HR team, conducted a session which spoke about the importance of teamwork

Web applications in NodeJS

Building Web Applications in NodeJS

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

Pasindu Perera who specializes in JavaScript spoke about building web applications in NodeJS for this week’s Innovation Session. He stated that NodeJS is a developers’ tool for working in the non-blocking, event-driven I/O paradigm which concentrates in real-time web applications employing push technology over websockets. He went on to explain to us about the project

Writing jQuery Plugins

Writing jQuery Plugins

Sysco LABS 28 April 2015

Faizul Hasan who specializes in JavaScript, enlightened us about writing jQuery plugins for this week’s tech workshop. Faizul first introduced us to plugins and stated that jQuery plugins are simply a new method that can be used to extend jQuery’s prototype object. Thus by extending the prototype object, a user enables all jQuery objects to

Google Guice

Dependency Injection with Google Guice

Sysco LABS 10 April 2015

For this week’s tech workshop, Pankajan Chathirasegaran who specializes in DB & infrastructure spoke about dependency injection, which is a software design pattern that implements inversion of control for software libraries. He then introduced us to Google Guice, an open source software framework for the Java platform released by Google under Apache. Guice provides support

Semantic Web

Semantic Web

Sysco LABS 18 March 2015

For this week’s Innovation Session, Ananda Subasinghe from our Engineering team spoke about Semantic web, the extension of the World Wide Web that enables people to share content beyond the boundaries of applications and websites. He further went on to explain the topic of ontology matching, the process of determining correspondences between data labels. Ananda

Scale JS - JavaScript Meetup

Scale JS – JavaScript Meetup

Sysco LABS 18 March 2015

CAKE LABS was the proud host of this month’s Colombo JavaScript meetup! The theme of this month’s meetup was Scale JS, a robust JavaScript framework for building versatile web and mobile applications in Visual Studio. There were many participants for this event from different institutes and organizations in the industry, and the meetup proved to be

Six Month Startup

Six Month Startup – Judgement Day

Sysco LABS 5 February 2015

Judgement is upon our interns! Today, all those taking part in the Six Month Startup had to pitch their ideas to Leapset’s judges the same way they would to a potential VC. One by one, the interns all pitched their ideas for solutions to improve the Leapset Platform. The exercise is a integral part of

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