Have You Ever Tried to Compare Images in an Automated Test?

If you want to compare images in an automated test, take a look at the selenium-screenshot-watcher tool. I created this when I needed to determine if something changed in the UI, so that I was safe from a high-fidelity point of view. The tool is a REST-API client that is able to save images and provide feedback when asked to do a comparison. What it actually does is quite simple, based on some parameters that you build, so that you have a unique identifier for a screenshot that you’re about to take. Once that’s done, you will want to see if the tool has any history with those parameters, so that you would know if there is something that you would like to compare with.

Read more about it here.

Get a GIF of That Failing Selenium Test

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much would a GIF be worth? Imagine how convenient it is to have a short replay of an automated test that fails when you file a bug report. You can attach it, the developers can get a glimpse of what went wrong and the flow the automated test took in order to easily reproduce it.

Find out how to use GifWebDriver in this article.

Masterclass: Building Software in 2018. Mapping abstract buzzwords to the architecture of the real-world

You know what? Buzzwords don’t compile and won’t deploy any code on behalf of your team. At the same time, buzzwords are fashionable at a particular time, or in a particular context, for a reason. Buzzwords address the need to impress the audience selling sparse working solutions for one-size-fits-all general solutions when not for true silver bullets.

Date: 8 – 9 November 2018, Bucharest
Training fee: €600/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

About the training

The 2-day workshop aims at pinpointing the challenges of building software systems in 2018. The vision presented is articulated in five points.

  • Abstraction and Synthesis
  • Cross-platform Implementation
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Inherent Scalability
  • Replaceability

Each of these points will receive a treatment in the first day of the workshop. It’s mostly an open discussion, driven by a bunch of slides, diagrams and direct experience. More in detail, here’s a drill-down of actual arguments.

Abstraction and Synthesis Collecting requirements. Exploding features into UX. Process of UX design. UX-to-DEV communication. Tools and actual deliverables. How the structure of the team can flourish or vanish agility. Brass-band communication of efforts and deliverables.
Cross-platform Implementation .NET Core and Java. Hosting factors and costs. Highlights of ASP.NET Core. Web API: REST, RPC, security, design.
Distributed Architecture Protocols: HTTP, gRPC, custom. Data transfer: JSON, MessagePack. Bus and queues. Bounded context and mapping. Anti-corruption patterns.
Inherent Scalability Microsystems and microservices. Grass-roots microsystems (distinct systems connected together). Dealing with legacy applications. Principles of microservice design and the Gateway pattern. Data consistency and shared data. Testability.
Replaceability Deployment and DevOps. Orchestration and fine-tuning. Role of Kubernetes.

Microservices help to decompose the application in small autonomous services that can be developed and deployed independently. Sure, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. A microservices architecture also brings challenges in terms of orchestration, communication, scalability and, more than everything else, size. There are two ways to reach the level of microservices–from the bottom of independent solutions that altogether form a full system or from the top of a business domain broken into smaller and independent pieces, some of which are actually microsystems, namely graphs of microservices to a large extent invisible to the outside world.

In the second day of the workshop we’ll zoom into the implementation of a microservice and how it could be implementing a message-based business logic. In particular, we’ll look into an open-source framework—the MementoFX framework—that serves a double purpose. First, it can be a quick-and-easy replacement for CRUD systems bringing in a rather transparent way the benefits of CQRS and Event Sourcing. Second, it serves as a concrete demo of how to arrange a distributed application that implements features and functions delivering messages to a distinct and rather independent components.

The trainer

Since 2003, Dino has been the voice of Microsoft Press to Web developers and the author of many popular books on ASP.NET and software architecture. Dino wrote “Architecting Applications for the Enterprise” with fellow MVP Andrea Saltarello and “Modern Web Development” and has “Programming ASP.NET Core” in the works for 2018. When not training, Dino serves as the Digital Strategist of BaxEnergy, a software firm in the energy market.

Training fee: €600/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

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Masterclass: Building intelligent applications with A.I. technologies

How can an organization optimize its sales channels and product targeting? Can you automate first line of support and improve customer satisfaction? How do I protect my online payment channel from frauds? These and more questions are addressed in this course about building smarter business applications that leverage the capability of Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Date: 25 – 26 October 2018, Iasi
Training fee: €500/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

About the training

This workshop provides attendees with a hands-on practice on Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Services and Bot Framework to build intelligent applications that analyze data and predict better outcomes for business processes and challenges.

Topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services and Bot Framework
  • Demand estimation, recommendation and sentiment analysis in Azure ML
  • Financial outcome prediction in Azure ML
  • Biometric security (voice and face recognition) with Cognitive Services
  • Build an interactive chat bot
  • Solve the Rubik’s cube with Deep Learning Toolkit!

The trainer

Stefano is a Microsoft MVP and MCT, and Chapter Leader of CRMUG Switzerland. A regular speaker at international conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, Tech Summit and Developer Week, Stefano’s interests extend to Office & Dynamics 365, Blockchain and A.I.-related technologies.

 

Training fee: €500/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

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Masterclass: Designing and Building Decentralized Blockchain Apps

Blockchain is an emerging technology for organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions, streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud.

Date: 8 – 9 November 2018, Bucharest
Training fee: €600/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

About the training

This workshop introduces Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) in Microsoft Azure to build a secured data structure and create a digital transaction ledger that is shared between customers (citizens) and businesses (public entities, government institutions, organizations). By combining the openness of the internet with the security of cryptography, the BaaS solution provides everyone with a faster, safer way to perform peer-to-peer financial transactions.

Topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to developing decentralized apps (dapps) for Blockchain
  • Azure BaaS – Blockchain as a Service in Microsoft Azure
  • Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Coco Framework
  • Developing applications on Ethereum
  • Practical samples of Blockchain dapps: Design, Development, Testing and Deploy

The trainer

Stefano is a Microsoft MVP and MCT, and Chapter Leader of CRMUG Switzerland. A regular speaker at international conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, Tech Summit and Developer Week, Stefano’s interests extend to Office & Dynamics 365, Blockchain and A.I.-related technologies.

 

Training fee: €600/participant plus VAT, only 25 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

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Masterclass: Docker Swarm: From theory to practice

Date: 20 April 2018, Timisoara
Training fee: €100/participant plus VAT, only 20 seats available

To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

Join us for a 6-hour full hands-on workshop on Docker Swarm: From theory to practice on Friday 20 April 2018, delivered by SourceLair co-founder and CTO, Docker Captain and Docker Certified Associate Antonis Kalipetis.

About the masterclass

Docker and containers have drastically changed the way we develop and deploy applications. After mastering containers, it’s only natural to start deploying containers in production. This masterclass aims at introducing participants to orchestrator principles through Docker Swarm, showcasing the different concepts, pros, cons and common best practices, while showing the way to go to production with confidence.

 

Join this masterclass to be introduced to the world of orchestration, through Docker Swarm. This training will go through the basic concepts, best practices and will show you the way to go to production with confidence.

Who should attend

System Administrators, Operations Executives and Developers that want to:

  1. Automate, improve and scale their production Docker setup
  2. Fill the gaps missing to deploy Docker to their production systems
  3. Secure their production systems further

Prerequisites

  • Basic Docker knowledge and understanding of concepts (e.g. Container, Images, Dockerfiles)
  • Basic programming skills
  • Bringing your own laptop

What you will learn

  • Concepts: Nodes, Tasks, Services, Networks, Configs, Secrets)
  • Topology: Networking, Node Roles, Cryptographic Identity)
  • Practical Skills: Deploying Services, Deploying Stacks, Rolling Updates, Debugging a Docker Swarm Cluster

Course outline

  • What is a container, a crash course
  • From servers to clusters: intro to containerized infrastructure
  • Docker swarm in practice, setting up and managing a cluster
  • Deploying services to Docker Swarm
  • Production deployments in a containerized infrastructure
  • Swarm debugging

Goodies

  • Event attendees will get access to a 3-node Docker Swarm cluster each to practice
  • This event’s price is a steal for the value you will bring back to your company
  • This event runs with limited seating. Get the most of the instructors’ attention!
  • Enjoy free cofee and lunch during the event.

The trainer

Antonis is leading the technology at SourceLair – a company specialized in creating developer tools, while at the same time helps teams improve their development workflow. He’s a Python lover and developer, and a Docker Captain. When not talking about himself in the third person, he loves automating stuff and sharing knowledge around all things containers, DevOps and developer workflows. He’s also a regular speaker at local Meetups, mostly in Athens.

Training fee: €100/participant plus VAT, only 20 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

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What we know we don’t know about blockchains

Originally published on the Ness Digital Engineering blog at https://www.ness.com/know-dont-know-blockchains/.

Bitcoin is already a household name. The blockchain, the data structure plus protocol that lies under Bitcoin and many other novel applications, gets mentioned in almost every list of hot technologies [1].

For every writing that extols the potential of blockchains, another pops up dismissing blockchain-based solutions as inferior [2]. Both extremes are of course “right,” such as you would expect from any projection of a complex, multidimensional issue.

Yes, blockchains have potential to impact our world. Like any technological innovation, blockchains have caused our collective imagination to run loose and create narratives of a future without banks, without government [3], etc. But, predicting the future is hard. In fact, if you’re in the business of telling the future, you can rightfully be called a visionary if you manage to get just a few predictions right and fail at all the others: read Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages with a critical eye, or for a more recent example, Bill Gates’ The Road Ahead. Many other narratives about the future, that completely failed to happen, are now forgotten thanks to survivorship bias.

Now apply the same critical thinking to any narrative about the impact of blockchains to any particular industry. Will cryptocurrencies change finances and banking by a little or by a lot? There is no clear answer yet. One major unknown is what will credit look like in a world of cryptocurrencies with an inelastic, capped money supply. Bitcoin’s creator was wary of credit institutions and central banks and wasn’t necessarily focused on working within a credit-based financial system [4]. Yet, for a modern economy, credit is essential. There is good evidence of a link between the rise of credit institutions and the explosion of economic activity during the European Renaissance [5]. We don’t yet have a crypto monetary system that can replace our fiat currency system without major economic regress.

To tackle the other extreme: yes, blockchain products are the baby replicas of their existing 20th century equivalents. Bitcoin is slow and expensive compared to Visa. There is no court of law to judge the breach of an Ethereum smart contract, even when most agree there should be a difference between the spirit and the letter of the contract, such as in the case of the infamous Ethereum contract bug that brought down The DAO [6].

Remember that blockchains themselves are a solution for a very narrow problem, namely achieving consensus in a network of entities who don’t trust each other. The novelty is that blockchains don’t rely on a central authority. A protocol for decentralized consensus is a building block for distributed applications, but it doesn’t have to be the only one. Higher level protocols are already emerging on top of blockchains to deal with specific applications. For example, Bitcoin developers have created the payment channels protocol [7] and the Lightning network [8]. If adopted, the Bitcoin network will see payments happen “off-chain” quickly and cheaply, and only gross settlement transactions will be committed to the blockchain, an expensive and slow process.

A useful analogy is the history of the Internet itself. The necessary building block for the Internet is a packet-switched network protocol, such as IP, that can effectively route information between nodes on a huge network without the need for a central authority that decides which packets go where. IP alone, however, does not solve all our problems. In IP, the size of a payload of information is limited by design to a few KB [9]; there is no notion of a bi-directional stream of packets between two hosts; there is also no notion of a session. There are higher-level protocols on top of IP that needed to be invented, so that we can enjoy today’s sophisticated Internet products such as Netflix and Skype.

It’s safe to say blockchains are only layer one of a stack of protocols for distributed applications, and there are many more protocols to come which have not yet been invented. My prediction is that it’s too early to pick winners, just like in the ’80s, it would have been premature to pick SNA as the winner over TCP/IP in the battle for communication network protocols.

In conclusion, when you’re building your product or your company under the assumption that “blockchains are the future,” make sure you’re only taking the risks you can afford to take. If we go by past experience, the future will certainly be surprising.

References:

[1] https://www.ness.com/technology-trends-2018-nesss-cto-associates-weigh/
[2] https://hackernoon.com/ten-years-in-nobody-has-come-up-with-a-use-case-for-blockchain-ee98c180100
[3] https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/10/10/the-blockchain-man
[4] http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source
[5] https://www.ft.com/content/6851f286-288d-11de-8dbf-00144feabdc0
[6] https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-classic-explained-blockchain/
[7] https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Payment_channels
[8] https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Lightning_Network
[9] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum_transmission_unit

Author: Iulian Dogariu, Ness Digital Engineering

AROBS at Codecamp Cluj – Vehicle Detection and Tracking using Machine Learning

The trends of 2018 are already having a strong voice among developers and technology passionate over the world.

Machine learning is a trend with a tremendous impact on how businesses rule themselves nowadays. Vehicle detection and tracking using machine learning, Adi’s presentation at Codecamp, managed to trigger curious minds present there.

Other trends such as Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies will soon impact start-ups and the market as we see them.

What is a Software architect saying to the new generation of developers you can read here: https://goo.gl/u4j32f

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Chișinău | 2 June

Codecamp Chisinau will be back on June 2. Don’t forget to register HERE. The complete agenda will be announced soon.

In the meantime, we want to thank our partners for being with us every step of the way.

 

Softvision

Established in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Softvision is now a big and global outsourcing company that provides great software product development services to their clients. Softvision expanded throughout Romania in Baia Mare, Bucuresti, Iasi and Timişoara. The company develops over 300 projects for over 100 clients from Europe and USA, in the following fields: software development, testing and quality assurance, mobile apps, UI/UX Design, support services and others.

Softvision is renowned for its Top 500 Fortune, Silicon Valley and Wall Street clients: Microsoft, Toshiba, Alcatel, Sharp, Swisscom, Sprint and others. In 2016, Softvision merged with well-renowned US-based Company SPI (Software Paradigms International), thus becoming an International Company with offices also in Canada, Australia, Brazil and India.

With the merger, Softvision gained new clients from the retail segment: Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord&Taylor, Estee Lauder, Michael Kors. Softvision encourages their employees to work hard, play hard and to continuously learn through the Softvision University Program.

This was developed to offer full support to every individual in the company to reach the highest professional development level in accordance with their potential. Softvision University comprises 11 communities: .Net, Android, iOS, Web, DB, QA, Java, C/C++, DevOps, PM and Artificial Intelligence.

 

NTT DATA Romania provides development assistance and expert advice for customers across various industries, IT service providers, system integrators and software companies. The services offered cover the entire software development and management lifecycle. Currently the company serves over 300 clients in multiple countries, including Romania, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Finland and USA.

The added value provided by NTT DATA Romania lies within the specific know-how of various business lines. This includes a thorough understanding of the main challenges felt by clients and the current economic environment. These aspects have significantly contributed to the growth of the company over the past 17 years, along with consistently enhancing customer experience.

 

Continental

Continental is a top-tier automotive manufacturing company that specializes in tyres, interior electronics, chassis components, brake systems, powertrain, tachographs and numerous other factors related to the transportation and automotive industries. Continental is divided into five sections: Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyres, and Contitech. One of the company’s main areas of expertise is fuel consumption, attained via reduced-resistance tyres, more efficient fuel injection systems and hybrid propulsion systems.

 

ASSIST Software SRL

ASSIST Software Romania specializes in outsourcing software development projects. Based in Eastern Europe, we are operating in a challenging economy that creates a fertile environment for Information Technology and business outsourcing. Our team has a solid and proven track record, delivering high quality and timely services.

Founded in 1992, ASSIST Software is present on the international market as a supplier of innovative solutions, adding business value through technology implementation at a professional level. Focusing our activities toward developing complex software products, ASSIST Software provides consistent results in emerging fields such as mobile and web-based custom business applications, e-commerce, e-payment, e-security, e-health and enterprise & resource planning, entertainment, and gaming industry.

We are focused on developing powerful and cutting-edge applications, that allow us to offer solutions which provide real business benefits. We deliver products and services with quantifiable ROI built around customer’s goals and strategic vision.

Our team continuously fulfills our partners’ demands by constantly updating our knowledge, conquering new areas of expertise, increasing the quality of our consultancy and support services. We build long-lasting relationships with our business partners, easily adapting to each one of their requirements.

Our Microsoft Certified Partner status is recognition for our performances and competences. These competencies are greatly supported by the software development team. The partnership with IBM, Intel, CISCO, and HP are a testament to our ability to design and deliver quality hardware and software solutions optimized for any platform.

 

Harman

Were you aware that Harman designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets?
For example, did you know they engineer the infotainments systems for BMW (iDrive), Mercedes-Benz (COMMAND), Audi (MMI), Chrysler (Uconnect) and many more?
Harman is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson.
The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform.
More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems.
More than 80 percent of the world’s luxury cars are equipped with our premium audio and infotainment systems.
Your favorite music, movie or television show was likely recorded or broadcast with our help. We share the stage with talented performing artists from every genre, and we fill the world’s premier sporting and entertainment venues with great sound and light.
But HARMAN stands for more than just great sound. We help create great lifestyle experiences for today’s connected generation.
Updates and enhancements are automatically downloaded as they become available, and real-time diagnostics alert you when routing services or repairs are indicated.
For more about our automotive cloud offerings, visit the Connected Services section of our website.
HARMAN’s innovative and highly integrated infotainment technologies offer automakers the most complete solutions for advanced navigation, intuitive user interfaces, integrated audio, device connectivity, cyber security, and connected safety, just to name a few. From Boston to Berlin to Bangalore, HARMAN is delivering a dynamic in-car experience for an increasingly connected world.

 

ISSCO

ISSCO is THE BRAND behind successful projects, solutions and products created, delivered and maintained by ISS Consult. Focused on Romanian, East-European and West-European markets, ISSCO delivers innovative technologies by combining the proven experience and success stories of more than 15 years in worldwide ICT Development,  always being client oriented.

ISSCO  also has grown successful projects together with its development team which set and consolidated the mission, vision and the values that guide us throughout our work. We also have been paying a great deal of attention to the market workforce potential organizing internships for the students.

We are a perfect healthy combination of Outsourcing and Internal Products and Services Development, the latter ones focusing on our own solutions which we develop and market worldwide such as Fleet Management, Cloud and Quality as a Service.

In the last coupe of years ISSCO has also been involved in commonwealth service, sponsoring social causes being an active part in community events.

 

Pentalog

Pentalog is a global full-stack IT service platform designed to support digital and tech businesses throughout their product lifecycle: design, development, marketing, and funding. We apply Agile, Lean, and DevOps best practices to help clients build up product value and efficiency.

We leverage 3 types of flexible engagement models to support all short and long-term objectives of potential clients: outsourcing, recruitment and freelancing. We help them craft sustainable strategies that accelerate growth and drive performance.

Pentalog relies on 25 years of worldwide experience in software engineering, a global team of 1,000+ IT engineers 50+ consultants and a talent pool of 400,000+ profiles.

Pentalog’s Core Values are based on the following principles:

  • Transparency, with clients, partners & employees
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Innovation, Growth & En

 

Ness Technologies

Ness Digital Engineering is an innovative custom software development firm Ness Digital Engineering provides digital transformation and custom software product engineering services to help organizations envision, build, and continually evolve their digital platforms to enter new markets, capture new revenue and gain operational efficiencies.

Their global team enables clients to compete and grow in today’s digital economy by providing deep expertise in experience engineering, product and platform development, and data analytics. Ness’s strength is the ability to provide a seamless blend of creative design and user experience engineering, combined with a rigorous, productized approach to digital platform development and data analytics.

Product engineering is central to the company’s heritage. Using their Ness Connected framework, they help companies define and develop the right digital products and services faster to significantly accelerate time to market, improve customer engagement and reduce business risk. As a custom software development firm, Ness believes digital platform development and product engineering requires a fundamentally different approach than running traditional enterprise IT services or providing staff augmentation.

 

Stefanini

Stefanini is a Brazilian company with over three decades of IT expertise, ranging from IT infrastructure outsourcing to software applications development and maintenance, focused on making the digital transformation dream a successful reality for our clients. They have a direct presence in 40 countries, through 77 offices, enjoy working for over 500 clients.

They’ve been on the Romanian market for 13 years, building a team of over 1 600 people in their offices in Bucharest, Sibiu and Târgu Mureș. Since 2016 they have been also present in Chișinău with a team of around 90 people delivering great services.

Their “big enough, yet small enough” approach makes us flexible, responsive and agile. Stefanini has career opportunities for professionals interested in a vibrant, passionate, team-oriented workplace.

Learn more about them on https://stefanini.com and join them on facebook.com/stefaniniromania/.

 

Amdaris

AMDARIS is a rapidly expanding multinational Software Development Company. With offices in the UK, Romania and Moldova, they combine deep technology expertise, solutions architecture capability, development and program management skills that deliver best-in class Solutions that help Enterprises scale and meet their software challenges. They are a Microsoft Gold Partner, meaning they are industry recognized as being “best-in-class”, and are in the top 1% of the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem.

AMDARIS delivers projects and programmes, working on products or platforms for clients ranging from tech start-ups, through to global multi-billion dollar businesses.

Their Abilities

They are able to provide end-to-end solutions, encompassing product design, project management, develop & build, through to automated testing, deployment, integration and ongoing support and Lifecycle Management.

  • Their delivery models include:
  • Augmented Development Resource (Including Teams, Complete Software Development function Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid
  • Blend of On-Site and Near-Shore

Operational excellence, governance and quality underpin everything they do. As an ISO9001 and ISO27001 company, their enterprise clients see them as a safe pair of hands.

 

JetBrains

At JetBrains, code is their passion. For over 15 years they have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, their tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create.

Their line of software products include:

* IntelliJ IDEA (The most intelligent Java IDE)
* PhpStorm (Lightning-smart PHP IDE)
* WebStorm (The smartest JavaScript IDE)
* PyCharm (Python IDE for professional developers)
* RubyMine (The most intelligent Ruby IDE)
* AppCode (Smart IDE for iOS/OS X development)
* CLion (A smart cross-platform IDE for C and C++)
* DataGrip (Your Swiss Army knife for databases & SQL)
* PyCharm Edu (Professional tool to learn programming with Python)

* Rider (New Cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ Platform and ReSharper)
* ReSharper (Visual Studio extension for .NET developers)
* ReSharper C++ (Visual Studio extension for .NET developers)
* dotTrace (.NET performance Profiler)
* dotMemory (.NET memory Profiler)
* dotCover (.NET unit test runner and code coverage tool)
* dotPeek (Free .NET decompiler and assembly browser)

* TeamCity (Powerful Continuous Integration out of the box)
* YouTrack (Issue tracker designed for development teams
* Upsource (Code review and repository browsing)
* Hub (JetBrains team tools, integrated)

* Kotlin (Statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser)
* MPS (DSL development environment)

 

Krak3n

KRAK3N is a consultancy company founded by Vlad Zelinschi. Its mission is to deliver outstanding business value to customers through technical advisory, codebase audits and on demand technical trainings focusing especially on Fullstack JavaScript.

KRAK3N prides itself with having delivered incredible work so far for satisfied customers. Its members display technical excellency, hold world renowned technical titles and have consistently led teams towards success for the past 6 years.

KRAK3N’s founder, Vlad, is a well known speaker and co-organizer of CluJSers. He is actively involved in the development of several tech communities and acting as an advisor for a couple of well known romanian conferences such as Codecamp and JSHeroes. His teaching experience is vast, Vlad being responsible for mentoring over 200 people while working for companies such as Yonder, 3PillarGlobal or acting as a Fullstack JavaScript Instructor for Viking Code School.

 

JivyGroup Chisinau

Jivy Group is a group of people and companies working together in the startup nation.
Jivy Group develops software products for a variety of startups in different industries such as gaming, social networks, trading industries, media complementary products, ad networks, online gambling and more.

 

Inthergroup

ISD is a dynamic software development company with the main skill set focusing on Java and Java-related technologies. For over 10 years, we are eager to take up a challenge and enjoy working with new technologies.

We are proud of our “flat organization” approach, preserving the start-up mindset blended with best practices to enhance efficiency and professionalism.

It takes a great team to achieve great results. At ISD, it is our commitment to spot the best in every team member and let proactivity and initiative be heard.

 

Mobias

Mobiasbanca is one of the first banks of the Republic of Moldova. It is an innovative Bank that has developed dynamically over the course of 27 years of activity, focused to serve both corporate clients, as well as individuals. The Bank has a wide network of branches and agencies in Chisinau, but also in the whole country. The quality of the services is guaranteed by a team of 700 true professionals of Mobiasbanca. The main shareholder of Mobiasbanca is Societe Generale, one of the largest financial groups in the euro area, whose services are used by 32 million customers worldwide. Commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation represent our values which lead us to success.

 

Diez# Chisinau

Diez Moldova is a news website that focuses on helping the local community learn and become better at everything that it does. Diez aims at compelling the people to become more active, open-minded, tolerant, responsible, independent, and productive. Their visitors don’t just read the Diez news; they also learn about the world while doing so.

 

RabotaMD

Rabota.md is the top Moldovan website for hiring and recruiting. The website has over 25,000 daily unique visitors.
The target audience comprises ambitious entrepreneurially-inclined people, who are career-oriented, aiming for growth of income and personal self-fulfillment.

 

Joblist

JobList is an online job service that welcomes visitors to quickly and qualitatively study the market and find open job vacancies that match their expertise. JobList is a convenient filtering system for job vacancies in different categories. It is also an excellent assistant not only for those who are looking for work, but also for companies looking for qualified personnel.

 

Tech Box

The Tech Box project was launched on August 31, 2014, thanks to young IT and gadget enthusiast Darius Didea Mihai. The project started out as a simple blog about technology, but slowly turned into an IT publication, having the Romanian public as its main audience. Their mission is to keep readers up-to-date with everything related to the IT industry both locally and globally.  At the same time, Tech Box focuses on events in the national and international technology industry and takes part in as many IT events as possible. Their news portal also provides the latest information related to the business and startup ecosystem.

Meet the Partners for Codecamp in Timişoara | 21 April

Codecamp Timisoara will be back on April 21. Don’t forget to register HERE. The complete agenda will be announced soon.

In the meantime, we want to thank our partners for being with us every step of the way.

 

Softvision

Established in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Softvision is now a big and global outsourcing company that provides great software product development services to their clients. Softvision expanded throughout Romania in Baia Mare, Bucuresti, Iasi and Timişoara. The company develops over 300 projects for over 100 clients from Europe and USA, in the following fields: software development, testing and quality assurance, mobile apps, UI/UX Design, support services and others.

Softvision is renowned for its Top 500 Fortune, Silicon Valley and Wall Street clients: Microsoft, Toshiba, Alcatel, Sharp, Swisscom, Sprint and others. In 2016, Softvision merged with well-renowned US-based Company SPI (Software Paradigms International), thus becoming an International Company with offices also in Canada, Australia, Brazil and India.

With the merger, Softvision gained new clients from the retail segment: Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord&Taylor, Estee Lauder, Michael Kors. Softvision encourages their employees to work hard, play hard and to continuously learn through the Softvision University Program.

This was developed to offer full support to every individual in the company to reach the highest professional development level in accordance with their potential. Softvision University comprises 11 communities: .Net, Android, iOS, Web, DB, QA, Java, C/C++, DevOps, PM and Artificial Intelligence.

 

BRD Groupe Societe Generale

For most of the Romanian, BRD is a day to day presence, spread all over the country. We are a Top Romanian Bank and one of the companies listed at BVB. We have also a long history. Descendent of the National Industrial Credit Society, created in 1923, BRD was initially the Investment Bank of the Romanian country before becoming, in 1990, an universal bank. In 1999, Societe Generale became the majority shareholder of the bank. The French bank, one of the biggest from the euro are, with 145.000 employees in 66 countries and over 31 mil.  Clients from all over the word, transferred in Romania know-how that allowed us to become shortly one of the leaders of the Romanian market.

We constantly are looking to innovate ourselves, while offering to a wide public programs and products tailored, from kids to students and businesses of different sizes, comfort and  security. We have 2.3 mil clients and 780 branches. Our activity covers three major business lines: retail and IMM, big corporations and investment banking. With over 7.500 employees we are one of the biggest banking employers.

BRD is an important economic actor in the local economy but also we are an active social player, involved in the community through projects and programs that cover social, cultural and sportive areas.

We are proud to support technology and innovation in our country and we engage our efforts in developing key actors (the new generation of IT specialists and tech entrepreneurs ) for a digital society. Our main projects are  BRD First Tech Challenge, the Robotics Labs and Innovation Labs but we constantly continue to search and support initiatives, such as Codecamp,  that contribute to support the Romanian creators of technology and innovation. Furthermore we have developed a special offer for the IT segment through which we hope to answer  the daily banking needs of this public.  Find out more details on www.brd.ro/code

 

NTT DATA Romania provides development assistance and expert advice for customers across various industries, IT service providers, system integrators and software companies. The services offered cover the entire software development and management lifecycle. Currently the company serves over 300 clients in multiple countries, including Romania, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Finland and USA.

The added value provided by NTT DATA Romania lies within the specific know-how of various business lines. This includes a thorough understanding of the main challenges felt by clients and the current economic environment. These aspects have significantly contributed to the growth of the company over the past 17 years, along with consistently enhancing customer experience.

 

Continental

Continental is a top-tier automotive manufacturing company that specializes in tyres, interior electronics, chassis components, brake systems, powertrain, tachographs and numerous other factors related to the transportation and automotive industries. Continental is divided into five sections: Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyres, and Contitech. One of the company’s main areas of expertise is fuel consumption, attained via reduced-resistance tyres, more efficient fuel injection systems and hybrid propulsion systems.

 

Haufe-Lexware TM

Haufe Group offers integrated and comprehensive workplace solutions to successfully manage tax, commercial and legal challenges. Their solutions cover content, applications, professional training and qualifications, services as well as Online communities and portals.

Their target groups are small, medium and large companies, self-employed/freelancers, as well as tax and legal advisers, public services and NGOs.

They have consistently developed into a specialist for digital and web-based services. Headquartered in Freiburg, Germany, Haufe employs approximately 1,800 people around the world.

 

Lasting Timisoara

Lasting at a Glance:

What does Lasting do in projects, and for what kind of customer?

They create value throughout the development cycle for customers large and small across multiple tech sectors by enabling them to deliver software products, projects, and solutions on time and in the budget.

They Develop the graphics engines & tools which allow you to control your car and  view your world.

They Create medical systems that monitor and protect your families .

They Enable 100’s of smart factories around the world to manage  their Materials Planning

They Realize the algorithms and analytics processing Big Data which underpin 1000’s of FDA/FMA clinical trials.

They Build news apps which allow you to report ‘Real news’ in ‘Real time’ with data driven journalism.

They Transform statistics and analytics into insight on your KPI’s  in cloud based AI decision systems.

 

ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries as well as thousands of global merchants rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize their electronic bill presentment and payment services.

Through their comprehensive suite of software and cloud-based solutions, ACI delivers real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience.

 

Plentymarkets

plentymarkets is THE e-commerce ERP in Europe!

You can manage all of your online business processes with one software: plentymarkets. From setting up your items to processing orders, managing payments and fulfillment: all of the processes are efficiently linked together so that you can fulfill orders quickly and provide your customers with a high level of service. You will profit from our comprehensive support options and will always be ahead of the game with our updates and innovative ideas. plentymarkets makes e-commerce simple, convenient and efficient by providing you with a wide range of individual functions that all work together harmoniously under one roof.

Our young, talented and motivated team builds the foundation of our success. Using cutting edge technology we always set new challenges for ourselves and we are seeking new team members to help us write our success story.

 

SmartValue

SmartValue: the tiger engine behind Newpharma, one of the leading European online pharmacies

SmartValue?
Our agency is the magical development team powering Newpharma, one of the largest European pharmacies

Newpharma?

  • Belgium’s 1st online pharmacy and in Europe’s Top 10 – Founded in 2008
  • Winner of many awards: Becommerce Awards (2009, 2013, 2015) and Safeshops Awards (2016 and 2017)
  • 50% average yearly growth since 2008, with a turnover of 63M€ in 2017
  • Shipping to 12 European countries
  • Extended catalog with more than 35.000 products

    Our values/guiding principles?
  • Flexibility: join a self-organizing development team
  • Collaboration: unity makes strength: seek for solutions through collaboration, among each other and with our Belgian colleagues
  • Diversity/variation: not only frontend web development; we do also provide the lightning fast technology powering the whole logistics (stock management, packing process, pharmacist validation etc)

Ready to take a look behind the scenes of a successful e-commerce company?
www.smartvalue.io

 

Nokia

Nokia is a global technology leader at the heart of our connected world.

Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.

Nokia Campus Timisoara is home to the biggest Research and Development in the telecommunications industry in Romania, as well as one of the biggest multiple technologies and multi-vendor networks operation centers. Furthermore, it is a center of excellence for the planning, optimizing, implementation and maintenance of multiple technologies networks, offering end-to-end services in Romania and globally, as well as apps, particularly operational maintenance systems, IoT and customer experience.

Veoneer (Autoliv)

Innovative solutions that you can trust

Automotive safety electronics

Veoneer – the newest, yet one of the most experienced automotive safety electronics startups. With a unique combination of engineering hardware and software expertise, we can offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry.

Who we are

We are the automotive industry’s newest, yet most experienced tech startup; born from the worldwide leader in automotive safety, Autoliv. Our ambition is to be a leading system supplier for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving as well as a market leader in automotive safety electronics products.

What we do

We envision, design, and build state-of-the-art hardware, software, and electronic systems that make driving safer, and provide the key technologies that will drive the reliability, adoption, and success of self-driving mobility solutions.

 

Beenear

Since 2004 Beenear have been offering services for IT&C field, for the European market, especially for the Italian one. Through a commercial agreement, since 2013 the company entered on the German market.

The company is based in Iasi – Romania and was born from an Italian business initiative (involving private individuals and public institutions) aimed at creating a center of excellence in the design and development of software in the JAVA technology environments and Microsoft. NET.

Due to their professional staff and its experience acquired in many years of activity on the European market, the company has the capacity to provide the following services:

  • software development,
  • helpdesk services for software applications and infrastructure,
  • telemarketing services for software products.

 

Ness Technologies

Ness Digital Engineering is an innovative custom software development firm Ness Digital Engineering provides digital transformation and custom software product engineering services to help organizations envision, build, and continually evolve their digital platforms to enter new markets, capture new revenue and gain operational efficiencies.

Their global team enables clients to compete and grow in today’s digital economy by providing deep expertise in experience engineering, product and platform development, and data analytics. Ness’s strength is the ability to provide a seamless blend of creative design and user experience engineering, combined with a rigorous, productized approach to digital platform development and data analytics.

Product engineering is central to the company’s heritage. Using their Ness Connected framework, they help companies define and develop the right digital products and services faster to significantly accelerate time to market, improve customer engagement and reduce business risk. As a custom software development firm, Ness believes digital platform development and product engineering requires a fundamentally different approach than running traditional enterprise IT services or providing staff augmentation.

 

3Pillar Global

A product lifecycle management and development company that accelerates business growth. 3Pillar believes in engineering software products that have a true purpose. And they know that you need a partner that doesn’t just plan, but one who can get it done.

What makes 3Pillar different is their mindset. The company didn’t evolve out of IT consulting. They’re a new breed of product development company, born from the world of engineering excellence and focused on value creation through software. 3Pillar knows what it takes to build successful digital experiences in an increasingly noisy world, providing solutions that are purpose-driven and results-oriented.

 

AMDARIS is a rapidly expanding multinational Software Development Company. With offices in the UK, Romania and Moldova, they combine deep technology expertise, solutions architecture capability, development and program management skills that deliver best-in class Solutions that help Enterprises scale and meet their software challenges. They are a Microsoft Gold Partner, meaning they are industry recognized as being “best-in-class”, and are in the top 1% of the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem.
AMDARIS delivers projects and programmes, working on products or platforms for clients ranging from tech start-ups, through to global multi-billion dollar businesses.

Their Abilities
They are able to provide end-to-end solutions, encompassing product design, project management, develop & build, through to automated testing, deployment, integration and ongoing support and Lifecycle Management.
Their delivery models include:
Augmented Development Resource (Including Teams)
Complete Software Development function 
Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid
Blend of On-Site and Near-Shore

Operational excellence, governance and quality underpin everything they do. As an ISO9001 and ISO27001 company, their enterprise clients see them as a safe pair of hands.

 

Regina Maria

Regina Maria aims at building a health network that cares about what happens to the community, and to the people. The private health network is driven by the firm belief that the patient is priority; that caring for the needs of the patient is the only way to provide excellent services.

Regina Maria’s vision is to live up to the expectations of the people with outstanding private medical services based on a strong system that believes in respecting and looking after its people.

 

berg COMPUTERS

Established as a Romanian-German partnership, we are a software services company with a solid background in implementing complex projects for global clients since 1991. With good work ethic, exceptional skills and a lot of enthusiasm, our strong team of professionals work together to give the best possible result for our clients. berg COMPUTERS is one of the fastest growing IT companies in the region, specializing in technology consulting, software development and outsourcing, for both SMEs and large enterprises. The company’s core areas of expertise include Digital Transformation, Custom Application Development, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, Cloud, SAP, long-term technical support and maintenance. What makes berg COMPUTERS stand out in these fields is the combination of industry know-how, exceptional technical expertise and a visionary approach towards the future of enterprise IT and digitization.

 

JetBrains

At JetBrains, code is their passion. For over 15 years they have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, their tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create.

Their line of software products include:

* IntelliJ IDEA (The most intelligent Java IDE)
* PhpStorm (Lightning-smart PHP IDE)
* WebStorm (The smartest JavaScript IDE)
* PyCharm (Python IDE for professional developers)
* RubyMine (The most intelligent Ruby IDE)
* AppCode (Smart IDE for iOS/OS X development)
* CLion (A smart cross-platform IDE for C and C++)
* DataGrip (Your Swiss Army knife for databases & SQL)
* PyCharm Edu (Professional tool to learn programming with Python)

* Rider (New Cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ Platform and ReSharper)
* ReSharper (Visual Studio extension for .NET developers)
* ReSharper C++ (Visual Studio extension for .NET developers)
* dotTrace (.NET performance Profiler)
* dotMemory (.NET memory Profiler)
* dotCover (.NET unit test runner and code coverage tool)
* dotPeek (Free .NET decompiler and assembly browser)

* TeamCity (Powerful Continuous Integration out of the box)
* YouTrack (Issue tracker designed for development teams
* Upsource (Code review and repository browsing)
* Hub (JetBrains team tools, integrated)

* Kotlin (Statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser)
* MPS (DSL development environment)

 

Krak3n

KRAK3N is a consultancy company founded by Vlad Zelinschi. Its mission is to deliver outstanding business value to customers through technical advisory, codebase audits and on demand technical trainings focusing especially on Fullstack JavaScript.

KRAK3N prides itself with having delivered incredible work so far for satisfied customers. Its members display technical excellency, hold world renowned technical titles and have consistently led teams towards success for the past 6 years.

KRAK3N’s founder, Vlad, is a well known speaker and co-organizer of CluJSers. He is actively involved in the development of several tech communities and acting as an advisor for a couple of well known romanian conferences such as Codecamp and JSHeroes. His teaching experience is vast, Vlad being responsible for mentoring over 200 people while working for companies such as Yonder, 3PillarGlobal or acting as a Fullstack JavaScript Instructor for Viking Code School.

 

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

 

SourceLair

SourceLair is a website that lets people code inside a web browser.

SourceLair was founded in 2011 and aims at eliminating any friction from the whole software development workflow.

 

Over the past 12 years, West University of Timişoara (UVT) has been focusing on providing students with unique learning experiences. Through changes in the national-educational politics, demographics, economic market demands, and national and regional demands, the University has managed to adapt and grow into one of the best in the country. UVT is committed to offering students the required education to help develop the local economy with bright, ingenious ideas worth taking into consideration.

UVT is made up of 11 faculties; each offering different types of programs that are meant to hone pioneering initiatives. The West University of Timişoara is involved in international collaborations and mobility programs like PHARE, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. The University prides with being active, innovative, creative, and specialized in perfecting the next generation of researchers, professors, and specialists in areas like Economic Sciences, Law, Physics, History, Information Technology, and more.

 

Openville is a mixed use urban regeneration project developed by the Iulius Management Center company. Openville will become a landmark for the sustainable development of Timişoara, bringing together office, retail, park and entertainment functions.

Openville is a vibrant location, worthy of a European Capital of Culture, as well as the promoter of a broad variety of cultural, artistic and social events. The project was designed based on a new lifestyle concept, offering a unique business and shopping experience and a venue where you can enjoy life.

 

United Business Center Timișoara is part of the Openville urban complex, the second mixt ”lifestyle center” in România.