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.

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 IT projects delivering in the West innovative technologies assimilated along 15 years of worldwide software development experience. ISSCO is widely known on the international market in Western Europe doubled by a prolific activity on the Romanian market, thus we are a perfect and healthy combination of OUTSOURCING and DEVELOPMENT OF OWN SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.

Outsourcing is a core component of their business, they work selectively for valuable customers on software development projects, building up specific teams that develop new solutions on explicit requests. In this approach, they use both latest technologies and current methodologies focusing on team involvement in architectural decisions. Their internal projects focus on their own products and solutions, which they develop and sell globally focusing on the needs of both small business and those of corporation solutions from scratch:
● Software development
● Mobile applications
● Hosting
● Quality assurance as a Service
● Cloud solutions;

ISSCO focuses daily on Company values, stimulates its team to work in a professional tempo to performance and valuable experience! The implementation of their successful projects would not have been possible without the involvement and sustained effort of a 45 developers team working in both Iasi and Bacau offices.

Now they are opening an office in Chisinau too and eager to welcome newcomers in their team!

They are also present in the social life of the community that they serve through active participation in social charity 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.

How OK will redefine the retail value chain with the most sophisticated simple app

It’s a lovely Sunday morning. You grab your phone, wallet and keys and rush out for a cup of coffee. Going through all your Visa cards, discount cards, coupons and lots of bills, you realize you have no cash and the guy at the counter tells you the credit card POS is broken. With the next ATM located about 30 minutes’ walk from the shop, no coffee for today.

What if I tell you this hurdle might soon be over? That you’ll need nothing more than your phone to pay for your coffee on Sunday mornings, order your favorite products, get discounts at checkout or buy tickets to the most amazing shows. And you will no longer have to carry that big wallet with you. An innovative app will keep all your credit, debit, discount cards and, on top of that, will allow you to pay for your purchases with just one quick scan and a simple OK’. Done.

And what’s more exciting is that you now have the great opportunity to be part of the team that is developing the app and preparing OK for its national launch.

But first, let’s see what it does and how it is built.

The Story behind the app is simple. We all know that the payments space is fragmented and the mobile payments one, in particular, is sometimes a confusing mess. There are thousands of competitive solutions for payments, dozens for digital wallet apps, just as many for accepting payments and even more banks, Fintech start-ups and merchants all going for the same slice of the pie. And, somewhere in the middle, is the consumer who struggles to keep up with all of these and tries to identify the one solution that will solve all his problems.  But nothing seems to work. No one has achieved critical mass.

Enter: OK

Why OK? Because it’s the most simple and universally recognized word that tells the same thing to any person, anywhere in the world. Using OK, you OK basic actions like a sign up, log in or money transfer all the time. Two letters, one outcome. Beautifully simple.

OK addresses the needs of both consumers on one side and merchants, brands/OEMs, banks, media, charities, events on the other side, basically anyone in the retail ecosystem. OK seamlessly integrates authentication, marketing and payment into a consistent and compelling experience across the board.

The phone becomes the universal user ID, card and payment terminal – all rolled into one. And the 5-digit OK-code is the single password that the user only enters. Only on his own phone. The innovative mobile app offers much more than payments. Basically anything you find in your wallet is integrated in OK. Coupons, tickets, receipts, gift cards, punch cards, payment cards, IDs. Everything. Retail will never be the same again. Finally you can reap all the benefits you’re offered, but without the hassle. And pilots have clearly shown that consumers love it.

How it works – the OK app uses barcodes and QR codes which allow the users to scan a code with their camera, or let it be scanned from the screen.

What does it mean exactly? That you can scan codes in any channel, including in print, outdoor and on screen and use them to add coupons, punch cards or even buy products or tickets to a concert. If you shop at a merchant, your phone screen will be scanned and you’ll receive an OK request with all the purchase details.  All you have to do is say OK and confirm with your own 5-digit OK-code. You have the possibility to set when your OK-code is required and you can disable it for low amounts. Also, as opposed to the current checkout, where you have to enter all your data before even initiating a transaction, OK allows you to give all the data requested by the merchant to fulfill the transaction, but only after you OK it and with a clear transaction-based usage consent.

In terms of availability you have nothing to worry about. There are two free applications available, one for iOS and one for Android. So, regardless of your technological or brand preferences, your experience with OK will be scalable and seamless. The platform is built around a REST API which does the heavy lifting so that the client apps, the mobile apps for iOS and Android, can focus on providing a pixel-perfect user experience.

We are OK. And so should you – We’re not going to lie to you. This is big and, after the official launch this year, is going to become even bigger. During the last couple of years, a young and highly talented team has been working really hard to make OK what it is today. And the best part is yet to come. The big retail brands are signing up. Once merchants and consumers start using the app, we’ll move onto the next phase of making OK even more complete, smarter and sophisticated while keeping it, most importantly, super simple.

“A developer’s life definitely has its ups and downs: there’s always a bug that can’t be reproduced, a new feature that needs to be implemented as soon as possible or the client’s feedback that seems to turn the entire application upside down. But when you’re doing all of these on OK, knowing you’re actually building the app that will change the future of retail forever, these things are a challenge you’re willing to take. And what’s more important, a challenge you’re really enjoying.”  Adrian, OK developer

“Why do I choose to be OK every single day? Because I get to work with passionate, cheerful people who are always willing to spread their wisdom and help you when in need. And because I get to shape the payments space working on a revolutionary app.”  Mihaela, OK developer

These bright people are currently looking for a creative, dynamic and committed person to join their team and make OK greater. If you’re comfortable being actively involved in a growing project, sharing and debating your ideas and constantly interested in learning and improving your skills, then this is definitely the best place for you. Take this challenge and you are going to enjoy it, no doubt about that.

Author: Ionela Barbuta, Maxcode

Blockchain, Digital Identities And Wearable Payments

What does the Future of Fintech hold?

Maxcode’s Chief Business Development Officer, Liesbeth Becker Hoff discusses top Fintech trends

As it transitions from a disruptive tech trend to a mainstream industry, Fintech is gaining significant ground among digital users. A recent survey shows that 15.5% of digitally active consumers have used at least two Fintech products within the last six months. As awareness of the available products and services increases, adoption rates are expected to double within the year.

Harnessing technology to deliver value and convenience, forward-thinking financial institutions are putting customers first and developing products and services to retain them.

Liesbeth, Chief Business Development Officer at Maxcode, gives an input on what the future holds for the Fintech industry and what are the trends that companies should be preparing for:

How do you see the Fintech sector today?

Fintech remains a prolific industry, regardless of the tough regulations. It has generated more than 17 different subcategories and has seen 1000s of companies being created in the last years.

Just a quick look at these subcategories and you’ll find anything from highly niched areas as financial research tools or equity investment platforms, to broader areas such as payments or business management tools.

What is interesting is the specialization and vertical drive that each category takes. While there are a number of companies building more generic products and services, there is a path towards dissecting the financial industry into small segments, decentralizing it, rebuilding it and innovating each area at a time.

What do you think are the next trends in financial software?

When trying to understand where a market will be in 10 years, there are simple things that make sense and others that involve higher risks. As we are actively involved in financial software development, we look at the main development tendencies that can have the potential to be disruptive, or that have passed the stage of early adopter buzz. These last ones, in particular, can develop into mature markets.

In terms of actual trends, predictive technology and big data are probably the first ones to come to mind. Blockchain and alternate currencies also have a potential to disrupt, however the risks associated with them are still high. Last but not least, mobile and wearables are already influencing money transfers, customer service and digital security, and are paving the way for digital identities to become an even bigger trend.

How do you see the impact of predictive analysis then?

Predictive analytics, user tracking and machine learning will allow financial institutions to develop automated processes for on-the-spot credit decisions, for example. This benefits both customers and the bank when, for example, a customer who is overextended on their credit card is given an automatic credit line extension and authorization (a machine-based decision), instead of facing an embarrassing decline when they cannot pay the restaurant bill.

It is definitely a game changer, as it allows financial organization to make use of data and payments behaviour to reduce decision times and bureaucracy, in this case.

Besides payments, you can develop financial concierges which could also use analytics to offer targeted loans and products, based on the customer’s past behaviour. That could mean financing the customer’s next vacation or car loan, when customer tracking shows that consumers are actively looking for these services or goods. The key is to use these technologies in a non-invasive manner, and focus on assisting and helping the customer, by remaining service-oriented and respecting their privacy.

For the SEPA members, Access-to-Account (XS2A) as part of PSD2 increases the possibilities to use accountholder’s information for analysis purposes. XS2A offers third party service providers (TPPs) to have access to (consumer and business) payment accounts when the accountholder provides explicit consent to do so.

PSD2 makes a distinction between two types of TPPs: payment initiation services providers (PISP) and account information service providers (AISP). Imagine what this might mean for large online retailers like Schwarz, Carrefour, Tesco, etc. They can facilitate their customers with all kinds of tailored financial services. This will boost the customer loyalty!

It would be interesting to see who will be the first to offer a dashboard with my different payment accounts, a new third party provider or a bank? Once it becomes more clear what different European banks demand regarding security and interfacing with their accountholder’s information, we at Maxcode are ready to develop these dashboards.

You mentioned digital identities as a trend, why is that relevant?

Digital identity solves the problem of fragmented identities. Bringing some cohesion to this issue will provide the banking sector with new opportunities, as well as new social responsibilities. This will impact how we relate to one another, how we do business transactions and even redefine the notion of trust.

What do you see as the main benefits of digital identities?

Mobile and epayments are common at this point. With the rise of these solutions, the requirement of secure and verifiable digital identities will become mandatory.

You see, we need to be able to verify online identities not only in banking and payments, but also when accessing sensitive information securely, such as medical records. The applications are extensive and a broad recognition is needed. As support and use of online and mobile financial services is rising, the demand for digital identification services will increase, making financial markets and consumers more likely to adopt the new payments model, rendering most transactions cashless. I do believe it is a great advantage that BVN launched iDIN in the Netherlands.

Maxcode already implemented iDIN within SURFnet, allowing their users to access information from universities or big corporates using their online internet banking as authentication.

iDIN signup developed by Maxcode

Wearable payments made headlines for a while but the buzz has died down; Why do you think that is?

Every new industry has a buzz period followed by a maturity period when suddenly the technology itself is no longer that attractive but becomes mainstream, making it “affordable & needed”. From a strictly technological point of view, there are still important issues around the devices involved and around software interaction. Does a device rely on Bluetooth or NFC? Would a certain service only work with specific OS like Android? Etc.

The fact of the matter is that the costs involved are still high, if we consider the huge investment Disney made to embed wearables into their ecosystem with Magic Band. Wearable technology payments should integrate with as many platforms as possible. As the market develops, the cost of these solutions will drop, allowing more sustainable development efforts to be made.

Powering a wearable device with payment data is part of research and development from start-ups to banks.  Replacing the chip and pin cards with fingerprint authentication on smartphones might not be very trustworthy just yet, but wearables have the advantage of diversity when it comes to implementation. Regardless of the form, wearables have a main advantage: they are always on, always available, frictionless devices. On the other side, the main challenge in the payments field is security and wearables are not yet seen as being secure. Consumers still feel more comfortable and safe using online payments or cards. The success rate will be highly dependent on a delicate balance between security (and the public’s perception of it) and the convenience it provides.

What else should be on the radar for industry startups and established companies alike?

If I were to choose, probably the API Economy would be it. This digital, automated exchange of business competencies allows organizations to integrate core services with one another, in order to develop and expand business cases and new markets. “Connect to stay ahead.” as you have to continuously evolve to enjoy and take advantage of the business opportunities from today’s markets. It is a growing economic force in today’s business environment but maybe not as visible sometimes. The concept has outgrown the software development meetings and reached the agenda of business strategy sessions and executive planning. API’s have been promoted from technology to business model lately which makes a lot of sense, but they are still missing from a lot of board room agendas. They certainly are worth considering.

3 reasons to organize an internal Hackathon. This is how Maxcode did it

No true developer will ever say that attending a hackathon seems completely foreign to them. During the last couple of years, such gatherings have registered a significant growth in number and uptake across the globe, including our country.
Hackathons are usually organized over longer periods of time, ranging from 24-48 hours to even a couple of days. During this interval, participants normally join hands and knowledge to build software and learn new things while doing it. Yet, such events can sometimes be quite tiresome and in your hurry to build as much as possible, you might be missing on other important things, such as having fun and enjoying yourself or getting to know other people.
After organizing two internal hackathons and also participating in a few longer ones, Maxcode gathered three good reasons for which companies should organize internal hackathons more often.
1. Hackathons are for learning, but also for having fun and connecting with other passionate developers
Having a day to work side-by-side with colleagues from different teams and even newcomers or interns is a perfect chance to discuss and connect deeper with other talented and motivated developers who like building things just as much as you do. This will be a great opportunity for all to learn new things about the technologies used and, why not, even learn a new programming language. However, a hackathon doesn’t mean it has to be all work and no play. And this was exactly Maxcode’s motto for the day. The coding sessions were perfectly mixed with short coffee breaks, photo shoots and brief chats with peers. Doing all this in the familiar context of the office made everything easier and more relaxed.
2. People get to bring their ideas to life
Internal hackathons are the perfect moment to allow people to work on their personal ideas. Since no one is imposing a certain topic or area, everyone can come up with a great project to be implemented. For Maxcode’s latest Hackathon, they’ve set a small condition, yet people had plenty of chances to let their imagination run wild: all projects should be using cloud technologies. Other than that, everyone was free to propose an idea they wanted to turn into reality.
Therefore, during an entire day, 8 teams have worked hard to implement their most interesting and challenging ideas. And they’ve had it all, from bots that can fill in the timesheet on your behalf or monitor flights and let you know when prices for a certain destination/period are lower to software that uses Cognitive Service to identify faces from pictures and analyze people’s emotions.
3. Non-technical colleagues can also pitch-in
In every IT company there are also a lot of people that are not in the programming business and an internal hackathon gives everyone the possibility to bring their contribution and to feel they are part of something bigger. For Maxcode, there were the system administrators that permanently ensured that the teams have the perfect conditions to develop their projects, the human resources and social media coordinators that kept everyone’s spirits up and shared real-time updates with our readers. A lot of other people have been involved in organizing and handling the administrative aspects of the event.
It was an amazing common effort, they had a lot of fun and they’ve realized that they can successfully collaborate even if they are in different teams and have other duties than the ones they usually handle at work.

Masterclass: React component patterns

Date: 9-10 May 2018, Iasi
Days: 2 (16 hours)

Target audience: Frontend developers with basic React and Redux knowledge required willing to make the leap to more advanced levels.

Training fee: €330/participant plus VAT, only 15 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

 

AGENDA
1. Stateless functions
a. What are stateless functions?
b. When to use
c. Drawbacks
2. JSX spread attributes
3. Destructuring arguments
4. Conditional rendering
a. If
b. Unless
c. If / Else block
5. Arrays as children
a. Usage with functional methods (mapfilter, etc.)
b. Explanation of React keys
6. Controlled vs. uncontrolled components
a. What are controlled components?
b. What are uncontrolled components?
c. Dealing with controlled vs. uncontrolled
d. When to use controlled vs. uncontrolled
e. Drawbacks
7. Container vs. presentational components
a. What are container components?
b. What are presentational components?
c. Reasons behind the split
d. Practice with container vs. presentational in simple React
e. Practice with container vs. presentational in React + Redux
8. State hoisting
a. Advantages of hoisting state
b. Drawbacks and possible gotchas
9. Provider / Consumer pattern
a. New context API in React 16
b. When to use Provider / Consumer pattern
c. Drawbacks
10. Higher Order Components
a. What are HOCs?
b. Practice with HOCs
c. Example of HOCs in the wild (withRouter, connect, etc.)
d. When to use HOCs
e. Drawbacks
11. Functions as child components
a. What are functions as child components?
b. Practice with functions as child components
c. Differences between functions as child components and HOCs
d. When to use functions as child components
e. Drawbacks
12. Short recap

Mentions
This agenda represents the contents for a 2 days (16 hours) based training, covering a great number of React related concepts, knowledge and practical applications. Although the training content can be tweaked on a per case by case basis, for maximum results we recommend sticking with the complete agenda.

Prerequisites
1. Every student will have his/her own laptop. For best results, it is not advisable to multiple people working on the same machine
2. Node v8.9.4 or greater installed (https://nodejs.org/en/download/)
3. Git v2.16.0 installed (https://git-scm.com/downloads)
4. An IDE/code editor of choice (Sublime Text, Atom, Visual Studio Code, WebStorm, etc.)

Expectations
This training assumes the participants are already familiar with ES6 concepts
(classes, destructuring, default parameters, arrow functions, let/const, etc.), basic JavaScript knowledge and syntax, npm (interacting with the npm ecosystem, package.json), Git (basic commands) and that they have basic React and Redux knowledge (JSX, VDOM, state, props, event management, component lifecycle hooks, actions, reducers, store, mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps etc.). Thus, the aforementioned concepts will not be discussed or detailed during the training.

This training targets intermediate developers who would like to upgrade their
React knowledge by finding out more about React component patterns, when
and how to apply them and gain architectural knowledge useful in scaling
applications based on this technical stack.

The trainer
Vlad is a pragmatic software engineer, Google Developer Expert and an avid caffeine consumer. He loves surrounding himself with ever smiling people and he’s constantly pushing his limits in order to become a better professional. He always keeps an eye opened to the ever-changing landscape of technologies he’s interested in. A true believer in the power of sharing your knowledge and becoming a better individual through collaboration and feedback, Vlad regularly speaks at conferences and meetups where he shares his passion for everything tech related.

Vlad is co-organizer of CluJSers, being 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. In October 2016 he
joined the Google Developer Experts group as the second professional in the world with knowledge revolving around the React ecosystem. Shortly after, he founded KRAK3N, his own consultancy company and has been, since then, helping clients and individuals build amazing products, deliver business value, solve complex JavaScript challenges, learn and apply React and embrace Agile methodologies in their work environments.

His teaching experience is vast, Vlad being responsible for mentoring over 100 people while working for companies such as Yonder, 3PillarGlobal or acting as a Fullstack JavaScript Instructor for Viking Code School. For more information about him, feel free to follow him on Twitter, read his personal website, consult his company website or explore a short list of talks he has given so far.

 

Training fee: €330/participant plus VAT, only 15 seats available
To book your seats, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (+40 741 103 133).

 

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See how Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we live our lives

AI as a strategic area of investment in order to stand out from the crowd. For instance, a survey conducted by Vanson Bourne, a research firm on behalf of Teradata on 260 IT and business decision-makers, reveals that more than 80% of companies are investing in AI.

Industries impacted by AI

Even if AI has an impact on all industries, there are several areas that will be revolutionized by it. The above-mentioned survey also shows that 59% of companies from IT and telecommunication expect to take advantages from AI, followed by 43% business and professional services and 32% of customer services and financial services.

AI will revolutionize medicine

2018 it’s considered the year when AI will expand more to medical diagnostics. “By the end of next year, I think around half of leading healthcare systems will have adopted some form of AI within their diagnostic groups. In 2018, we’ll begin the adoption of a technology that may truly transform the way providers work, and the way patients experience healthcare, on a global scale”, explains Mark Michalski, executive director, “Massachusetts General Hospital” and “Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center” for Clinical Data Science.

AI in everyday life

AI has changed so much our daily life that soon we will ask ourselves how we were able to live without it. 2018 is expected to be the year in which voice-based gadgets will work together and have personalized media – from reports to music playlists, according to our taste and interests.

AI will create new jobs

AI also seems to bring changes in the labor market. People are concerned that their jobs will be replaced with robots in the future. According to a Gartner report from December 2017, AI will replace only low-level, routine work. Besides this, AI is expected to generate more new jobs – 2.3 million by 2020, while eliminating only 1.8 million jobs.

Read this article and learn more about this topic.