Articles by CAKE LABS

Architectural Decisions – Soft skills for Software Architects

CAKE LABS 22 May 2017

In this Innovation Session, Anjana Somathilake, Vice President – Engineering at CAKE LABS, speaks on architectural decisions. Software Architects are one of the most critical members in a software engineering firm. But why are they so important? Well, architects work with teams and could be the difference between making a product extremely successful, or an

Five Social Media Networks that Use Gamification

CAKE LABS 2 May 2017

Games engage people. They are fun to play, challenging, and very rewarding.  The core reward elements and the conditions to achieve those rewards make a game interesting. For example, the scoring, storytelling, leveling-up, winning, or even losing. The application of those gaming techniques to real world systems is called “Gamification”. In gamification, the main idea

Value of Agile Testing by Dilhan Manawadu

CAKE LABS 11 April 2017

Dilhan Manawadu, Director – Quality Engineering and Process at CAKE LABS, speaks on the importance of Agile Testing at the Software Quality Engineering Awareness Program organized by SLASSCOM. The session was mainly targeted towards University lecturers, to create awareness on the importance of Quality Engineering in University curriculum’s.

Essential Building Blocks of Microservice Architecture

CAKE LABS 7 April 2017

Why Microservice Platform for CAKE? Organization wide adoption at CAKE LABS to Microservice based product offerings is an important architectural decision. It plays a key role in helping us face the challenges of maintaining several mature products that need scalability within multiple contexts and include scalability in processing, storage, delivery of product features, and in

AWS Secure System Implementation by Sudheera Lakmal

CAKE LABS 4 April 2017

Cloud, is a growing trend in the world of IT, with most systems now being made available via cloud. In fact Gartner states that public cloud services will grow by 18% in 2017. With the trend going towards cloud, security becomes even more vital. Cloud security is an extremely complex system, with several variables to

CAKE Pulse

CAKE LABS 3 April 2017

In this Innovation Session, the Operations Engineering team comprising of Ahesh Perera, Daham Pathiraja, Thilini Jayawardena and Pubudu Dodangoda spoke about the CAKE tool called Pulse, a monitoring tool which helps CAKE stay ahead of the competition with Proactive Monitoring. So, why proactive monitoring? Every one of us, at some point in our lives would

What is Serverless Computing?

CAKE LABS 28 March 2017

Serverless Engineering, the methodology in which you run your applications without worrying about the management of your infrastructure or servers. But is it for everyone? Danula Eranjith, one of our Software Engineers speaks about the pros and cons of going serverless.

Product Innovation: The Future of the Sri Lankan IT Industry

CAKE LABS 6 March 2017

What defines our contemporary technology landscape? How does the way you think about technology in 2017 differ from how you thought about it five, or even ten years ago? The vanguard of today’s industry builds technology for everyone; from PayPal to Uber to Spotify, today’s technologies exist in most of our pockets and we use

POS Rearchitecture

CAKE LABS 25 February 2017

There comes a moment in time, where you take a step back and evaluate the work you’ve done. This stage is a critical turning point, where you can either build for the future or prepare for failure. We at CAKE LABS went through this stage when evaluating our POS, and decided that even though we’ve

Microservices with Docker

CAKE LABS 24 February 2017

In this Innovation Session, Dilan Arandara of the Data, Infrastructure & Platform team spoke about Microservices with Docker. Before Microservices, developers used Monolithic Applications. What this meant was that developers had to deploy their code in a bundle. This method posed a few problems; a single change affects the whole component, massive time constraints, testing

The CAKE LABS Intern Diaries, Final Chapter

CAKE LABS 7 February 2017

The time has come to end our Intern Diary series. We hope it granted you a window into what being an intern at CAKE LABS is like from the perspective of the interns themselves. In this final post, the Interns share their last reflections on their whole experience and their parting words.   Amoda and

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