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August 2017

We’re going live in 3 days, we need performance testing!

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Technical, Testing, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

Performance testing is usually something you plan and do over time. You create a set of scripts and you run them throughout different phases of the project. You compare the results and create some reports which will show if the overall performance of the application has increased or decreased. There could be situations where this was overlooked, and a certain project needs some performance testing done before going live, which could be really soon(3 days in the situation I’m thinking about). The application used for the examples presented in the following paragraphs is the free open source performance testing tool jMeter.

A brief exposure to the Python programming language and its frameworks

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Python, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve been a Python developer for quite a few years now and, although I’ve used other languages in the past, I identity myself as a Python guy. I love it - the language, the community, the frameworks. I could go on and on, but this article is not about that, it’s about Python development. Apparently, other people think Python is a great language as well, and a very popular one. According to some sources, Python is one of the most used programming languages around the world and in different fields. The combination of being a high-level and general-purpose programming language,

July 2017

11 Lessons Learned From Working as a Tester on a Startup

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Community, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , |

::by Dragos Campean::   Ever since I have started working on the startup application called Niftio, which is an online presentation platform, I’ve heard how different teams work in outsourcing, in comparison to teams on products or startups. My job was to test the application, but besides from that, tasks for my team and I, were not strictly related to our job description. We had various assignments and we did what we had to in order to complete our plans — because that’s a cross functional team does. During a timespan of 2,5 years I have learned various skills, not all of them

How to have custom repositories per application in a monorepo structure on Symfony

July 13th, 2017|Categories: PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , |

Imagine you have a couple of applications based on Symfony, using Doctrine as the ORM, and sharing a domain. In order to avoid having a shared repository for an entity with queries intended for other applications, you’d need custom repositories for each application for the entities in the domain. Here’s my take on this issue. If you’re very busy and have no time to spare, you can skip straight to the code, but I think having some context will help you understand where and why this problem can appear and maybe even help you avoid it in the first place.

June 2017

Gorescript so far

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Community, Games, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

It all started in March 2017, amidst the rumours of Steam, the largest games digital distribution platform, closing their Greenlight program and replacing it with an unknown yet submission fee. The time was right to launch our Greenlight campaign for Gorescript, a classic shooter, inspired by the 90s first person shooter games, such as Doom and Quake, developed by a single person, Sergiu Bucur, in a custom build engine.   From the start, the game got a bit of attention because of its minimal graphical style and it’s abstract enemies (yet full of meaning for some players - \o/ Illuminati

Calendis, appointments made in Perl

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Perl, Perl Case Studies, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

I have been a Perl developer for most of my professional career,  since I first started to write code for a living, about 6 years ago. I mostly did back-end for web applications, but I also remember a Voice over IP app and some DevOps scripts I wrote. I am still a Perl developer after all these years because of the friendly - local and international - community and the open-source characteristic of the language, which offers a lot of flexibility and some robust frameworks at the same time. Currently, I am the Scrum Master & Team Lead at Calendis,