Articles by Sysco LABS

Small Talk Episode 1 | How RDBMS Indexes Work

Sysco LABS 6 November 2019

Introducing “Small Talk” –  a new Sysco LABS series which is another knowledge sharing platform created to further encourage and foster a learning culture both within the organization and the industry. In the first episode, watch Senior Software Architect – Aruna Dissanayake explain how RDBMS Indexes work.

Innovation Session | The Pragmatic Programmer

Sysco LABS 30 October 2019

In this Sysco LABS Innovation Session, listen to a panel comprising of Hasitha Liyanage – Vice President – Engineering,  Udara Wijeratna – Senior Technical Lead and  Dishan Metihakwala – Associate Software Architect have an interesting dialog moderated by  Lahiru Karunatilake – Director – Engineering & Architecture about Pragmatic Programming, and what it means to be

Let’s take baby steps to security testing : don’t let those vulnerabilities choke your application | Christina Thalayasingam at Selenium London

Sysco LABS 22 October 2019

Associate Quality Engineering Lead at Sysco LABS – Christina Thalayasingam returned to the Selenium Conference to speak on “Let’s take baby steps to security testing : don’t let those vulnerabilities choke your application”. The conference was held in London on the 7th and 8th of October 2019 and saw more than 400 Selenium developers & enthusiasts from

Sysco LABS Tutorials | Getting Started with Spark

Sysco LABS 15 October 2019

In this episode of the Sysco LABS Tutorials, Software Engineer – Deshani Geethika from the EAG team introduces you to Apache Spark – an opensource, distributed processing system usually used for big data worksheets. She also introduces you to the Spark Eco-system before teaching you how to set up a Spark job using Spark sequel.

Innovation Session | Deployment Strategies for Container Based Architectures

Sysco LABS 9 October 2019

Agile software development preaches regular, and shorter release cycles. For cloud-based software, there are several deployment options. The non-docker based deployments need extensive infrastructure and ad-hoc tooling to cater to the need of agile deployments. Docker-based deployments with advanced orchestrators like Kubernetes support part of the agile deployment use-cases. It has been found that the

Sysco LABS Tutorials | OCR with Machine Learning

Sysco LABS 3 October 2019

In this edition of Sysco LABS Tutorials, Sidath Asiri, Software Engineer from the Enterprise Architecture Group addresses OCR or Optical Character Recognition. The tutorial includes; – The main components of the OCR tool – Text detection – Character segmentation – Model construction – Creating a character recognition model with SVM – Demo using the Pytesseract

Innovation Session | A Smart World – The Food Revolution

Sysco LABS 27 September 2019

From pre-historic Nomads who followed their food, to inventing the wheel and creating implements used for cooking and the emergence of “Restaurants” as we know them, the concept of “Dining” has spanned the Centuries. In this Innovation Session, Gavin Alexander, Associate Manager – Delivery takes you on a journey through foodservice; Starting with a trip

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