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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.

But with size comes complexity. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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 »


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