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ElasticSearch

ElasticSearch

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

ElasticSearch is an open-source search and analytics engine for both structured and unstructured data. Desiged for the cloud and big data, it provides near real time analytics capabilities. In this Innovation Session, software engineers Yasanka Horawalavithana and Malinga Perera of Leapset show an introduction to ElasticSearch Architecture which drives Elasticsearch and best ways to use

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,

Unraveling Complexities of Managing Environmental Configurations

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

When developing an application, we will most likely have a number of environments that our code will need to run in. Deployment teams need to ensure that a specific piece of software is configured with correct environment specific values across these environments. In this video, Charitha Deshapriya explains the problems of the old manual configuration

The Morphing Act

The Morphing Act

Sysco LABS 7 September 2015

With the introduction of the Phorm in 2014, Tactus Technology has pioneered the innovation of customizable morphing keypads for smart phones. The perfect blend of smart phones and the user experience that of a keypad based mobile phone. Lets face it, old generation keypad phones have not disappeared entirely. They are still in use not

Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small

“Increasing Productivity by Thinking Small” by Ishankya Kodithuwakku (Echelon, July 2015)

Sysco LABS 27 July 2015

People in large teams are less engaged, and individual performance drops. The team as a whole may complete more work, but individuals are less personally productive, so the team essentially gets more done at a lower rate. Larger teams also lead to more friction, partly because communication suffers. Leapset now introduces the concept of a small team at the Sri Lankan development centre. Leapset has

Resource Aware Job Schedulers

Harnessing Resource Aware Job Schedulers in Storm

Sysco LABS 11 July 2015

At the Data & Analytics Team, we are doing regular investigations to improve efficiency of in-house built RETL(Real Time Extract Transform Load). Any improvements may have significant impact on the direction of time, space and cost complexity. This article provides an overview of the investigation we have done to improve the performance of job schedulers

Apache ZooKeeper

Apache ZooKeeper

Sysco LABS 5 June 2015

For this week’s innovation session, Azeem Mumtaz and Lohitha Chiranjeewa from our Platform team, spoke about Apache ZooKeeper. They started their presentation by introducing us to fallacies (mistakes of reasoning, as opposed to making mistakes that are of a factual nature) which was followed by an introduction to Apache ZooKeeper. They mentioned that Apache ZooKeeper

Slasscom

Beyond traditional testing: SLASSCOM Sri Lanka

Sysco LABS 8 May 2015

‘Beyond traditional testing exploring diverse engineering techniques to evolve your mobile QA strategy’, a conference targeted at QA engineers and leads, as well as product and project managers was organized by SLASSCOM Sri Lanka at Dialog Future World this week. Our own Anjana Somathilake, Director of Engineering and Architecture at CAKE LABS, together with Nuwan Dehigaspitiya, Director of Mobility

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

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