Today, using a display to interact with technology is so commonplace that even the most low-tech experiences are getting a screen for basic tasks. Think of fridges, trash bins or even hotel lobbies. The advent of AI and machine learning is further accelerating the change.
Or the Good, the Bad and the Most Wanted of Coding tools. Software engineers feel strongly when choosing between one technology or another. And it sure pays to listen to them carefully. We certainly do, at Tremend.
The Internet of Things is becoming huge. Numbers increase exponentially. From two billion in 2006, over 200 billion “things” will be connected by 2020. That includes 1.9 billion home devices and 90% of all running cars. Over 82% of businesses will be impacted.
The ambitious project of a full stack eCommerce solution for Carrefour, one of the largest retailers in Europe, determined us to come with a reliable, scalable and decoupled solution. The process of automatically managing hundreds of orders per day implies high availability, redundancy and fault tolerance.
When the Ariane 5 rocket exploded mid air in June 1996, only 36 seconds after its test launch, the software aboard the spaceship was working within official specifications. Still, it was a software error that had caused the disaster.
Appium is an open source, cross-platform test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps, tested on simulators (iOS, FirefoxOS), emulators (Android), and real devices (iOS, Android, Windows).
Software testing can feel a lot like being a demolition man. Or like being a curious kid with an appetite for dismantling expensive toys. It comes with the daily practice of getting into the mindset of end-users of all kinds.
From our experience, microservices are mainly employed when clients want to develop or rewrite an application for which they forecast uneven growth. That can happen when a certain business segment is expected to grow, or change radically.
Which do you think works better for your company – one big machine that does all the jobs, or several sleek tools that deal with various parts of your business? No surprise here, the consultant’s answer would be “It depends.”