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UX drifting away from screens. Where to?

August 10th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in UX/UI

smart home UXWe are living the age of transformation for UI, with significant impact on UX.This will have huge implications on our everyday life.

But first, to better understand why, we need to define terms.

UX (USER EXPERIENCE): Everything a user does and feels when consuming a product or service to fulfill a need. So, good UX is about solving problems efficiently and pleasantly.

UI (USER INTERFACE): The communication channel between the user and the product or service. For many years, that meant screens and everything related: dashboards, layout,  design, touching, swiping and more.  

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Most popular programming languages in 2017 – Stack Overflow survey

July 11th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Software Development, Software Outsourcing Romania, Tools

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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 yearly survey from Stack Overflow is one of the most relevant sources of industry insights. Here are some interesting findings for 2017.

 

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What it means to code for the Internet of Things

July 3rd, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Internet of Things, Tremend

internet of thingsThe 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.

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Developing with microservices for a full stack eCommerce solution

June 26th, 2017 by Eugen Stoica in eCommerce

microservices eCommerce carrefourThe Problem – or Why Not a Classic Architecture

Developing an entire application from scratch may look a lot less painful around a monolithic architecture.

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Functional safety software: coding for the unexpected

June 13th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Automated testing, Automotive, Embedded, Software Development, Tremend

Functional SafetyWhen 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: an attempt to convert a large 64-bit floating point number (representing the horizontal velocity) into a 16-bit integer. The ensuing integer overflow led to a sequence of errors that caused the vehicle to lose direction and crash. An investigation concluded that the software had done its job. The problem was actually rooted in software design and incomplete testing specifications.   Read the rest of this entry »


Installing Appium 1.6.x on MacOS

May 30th, 2017 by George Codreanu in Automated testing, iOS, Java, General, Testing

appiumAppium  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).

This tutorial will cover all the necessary steps in order to have a setup on a MacOS machine that is ready to run automated tests on an iOS device.

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Software testing: the story behind flawless code

May 12th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Automated testing, Software Development, Testing, Tools

software testingSoftware 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.

At Tremend we’ve been testing software since we started coding for our clients. Over the past 11 years it has become clear that functional and usability testing is essential for high quality software. Here are some of the things we’ve learned about the process and the people involved.

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Microservices: benefits and drawbacks (part 2)

May 2nd, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Software Development, Tools

Postare microservicii 2This post is the second part of our Quick guide on when to use microservices and when not to.

Which companies should use microservices

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. Such a situation calls for changes in just some functionalities of the software solution.

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Microservices: benefits and drawbacks (part 1)

April 24th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Software Development, Tools

A quick guide on when to use microservices and when not to

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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.” Well, for once, the consultant might be right.

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Come and meet Tremend, probably the friendliest team in the world

March 9th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in TremendTeam

tremend jobsWe like to think that successful IT careers are about continuous exploration. And you know that by now: the greatest discoveries are made by passionate people along with good friends.

This week is the perfect time for you to find out more about this journey, during two exciting career mapping events.

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Selenium automated testing: workaround when encountering pop-ups

March 3rd, 2017 by George Codreanu in Automated testing

StockSnap_8B0Z5GDJT1During the runtime of our automated testing scripts, a common problem that blocks the completion of the tests arises from the appearance of pop-ups that are displayed for a small amount of time. This kind of situations can be easily missed when writing the test script, due to their short display time.

 

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Cloud platforms: nine reasons to consider Amazon Web Services

February 16th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in General, Tremend

cloud technology partnerFigures prove it: cloud technology is on the rise. Dynamic companies understand that infrastructure as a service is becoming essential when they seek scalable optimization. The world’s largest cloud provider at the moment is Amazon. It had a 31% share of the global market in 2016, ten years after launching its cloud services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is almost three times larger than the main competitor (Microsoft Azure), and quite far away from the next four players (source: Synergy Research). This rapid growth also shows in AWS’s revenue spike of 63% in August 2016, as compared to the previous fiscal year. Read the rest of this entry »


Software prototyping: how does it work?

February 8th, 2017 by Silviu Stefanescu in Software Development

Rapid PrototypingThere is no innovation without risk. And no success without several prior failed attempts. Testing a product idea is the safest way to try something new.
The digital version of initial product testing is software prototyping, the creation of an initial app or design version with just the basic functionalities. It is an efficient way to try out your vision, to see it in action before launching for public.

 

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TechTalks@Tremend with Mircea Marghidanu, lead developer at Unity3D

April 19th, 2016 by pteodorescu in Java, General, Tremend, TremendTeam

Mircea Marghidanu, lead developer at Unity3D was our guest at Tech Talks@Tremend for a presentation on game development, code testing and human perception limits. Not bad for a Monday evening.

Watch the whole session bellow.

Part 1

…and part 2


Final countdown – Tremend’s Ultimate Hackathon Challenge

April 8th, 2016 by George Codreanu in TremendousHacking, TremendTeam

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Less than 24 hours left until Tremend’s Ultimate Hackathon Challenge is ON. April 9 will be nothing short of a legendary day here, and one of the reasons is the cool theme we picked for this year is internal competition: Internet of Things apps and products. We’re planning on bringing innovation, try new stuff, test our skills, learn interesting things and have fun together.

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