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August 2017

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

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

A brief exposure to the Python programming language and its frameworks

2017-08-02T11:04:43+00:00 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,

July 2017

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

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

June 2017

Gorescript so far

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

Calendis, appointments made in Perl

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

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

2017-06-07T10:23:27+00:00 June 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

May 2017

Start with React, Redux, sprinkle a bit of Express and add just a pinch of Node.js

2017-05-25T14:18:57+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: JavaScript, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve been a developer for about 5 years now, but this is my first time actually writing about my work, so bear with me. Brainbox Digital is a widget platform that delivers personalized ads to users on various websites. They do this through widgets that continuously deliver relevant products to the contents of the

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

2017-05-16T15:15:30+00:00 May 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

Perl Survey Data Paints the Picture of Perl in 2017

2017-05-11T15:27:40+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Community, Perl, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

As a software development company with many Perl developers and an entire department created around this technology we explored the data of the Perl Developer Survey run by BuiltinPerl and found some very interesting facts.  How long have you been using Perl 5? Experienced is the perfect word to describe most Perl 5 developers as