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September 2017

We’ve partnered up with Google to launch the first Atelierul Digital Hub in Transylvania

2017-09-22T16:32:53+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Community, Company News|

Not long ago, the European Commission conducted a survey concerning digitalisation. According to it, our country ranks last on its list. You’re probably wondering how is that possible considering Romania’s increasing software development industry and its one of the best internet connectivity in the world. The answer is simple: we do not have enough digital

August 2017

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

2017-08-10T12:50:47+00:00August 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

July 2017

11 Lessons Learned From Working as a Tester on a Startup

2017-07-20T14:20:01+00:00July 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

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

2017-07-13T12:01:42+00:00July 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.

June 2017

Gorescript so far

2017-06-29T10:51:58+00:00June 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

Calendis, appointments made in Perl

2017-07-13T13:19:29+00:00June 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

Integrating a 3rd party extension into your project and what to be aware of

2017-06-07T10:23:27+00:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

  We’ve all been in a situation where we had to include a 3rd party Magento extension into our project. And we surely had some doubts whether that extension was a good choice or not. When I say a ‘good choice’ I’m not referring only to the functional component of the extension, but to the

Mindmapping in Testing Activities. Why variety is important for testers

2018-09-04T13:48:04+00:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Testing, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

As testers, we usually use a large variety of tools in order to do our job efficiently, whether they’re native apps, browser extensions or web applications. This is due to the fact that testing activities don’t always follow a strict pattern or ‘best practices’. In order to be proficient in our job, a certain level

May 2017

Microsoft Azure: 3 reasons why migrating your ERP to this cloud is the right thing to do in 2017

2017-05-16T15:15:30+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

The entire concept of cloud computing is based on the effective sharing and usage of resources that an organization leverages, as well as the granting of access for these resources to all stakeholders who are directly interested in them, in the shortest amount of time, anywhere they might be in the world. Azure is the