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“11 shades of PhoneGap”

Our team is engaged in creating applications for mobile devices. One application that we had worked on was written in four separate versions, for four different platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows. We chose this approach because the client wanted the application to look different when viewed on tablet and smartphone, but after we […]

Measuring performance of a web application on the client and server side

One of the most difficult test activities is performance testing. Nowadays, when applications are more and more complex, it’s even harder. Tools designed a few years ago are no longer sufficient. It all started from a project with unusual customer requirements for measuring performance of a web application. The basic requirement was to examine the […]

Azure IoT in practice

Introduction According to Google trends, the Internet of Things started gaining popularity around 2013. Right now, it is a prominent topic, yet it is difficult to find case studies describing architecture of entire systems utilizing IoT to solve specific business requirements. This post is an attempt to demystify some of IoT tools and technologies, which […]

How to sell IoT? An exciting journey for the whole team

Finally, I can share this story with you. It’s about technology, people and the concept of selling something that is hard to explain to most of the people – IoT. Objectivity is a software house. Its business is to deliver software solutions to clients. Recently, we have started to work with one of our clients […]

Security testing in context of TCP/IP model

Part 1 What is TCP/IP model? In 1989, RFC1122 was published. It specified an architectural model for communication between Internet hosts. TCP/IP model has 4 layers, from top to bottom: Application Layer Transport Layer Internet Layer Network Access Layer The application layer is responsible for application specific functions like data formatting, encryption, connection management – […]

Can Rapid Development tools speed up delivery of CRUD-like interface on .NET platform?

Quite often it happens that as part of a project we need to develop some maintenance screens for the administrator. Typical scenarios are: user management, assignment of roles and permissions or modification of system dictionaries. They are usually not high-priority features of an app, however, from the long-term perspective UI is required. Trying to be […]

Performance Testing for BI

A while ago, we needed to run a significant number of performance tests for a BI application written on the Microsoft stack. The non functional requirements had been a bit neglected during the early stages of the project and when there was a change in the clients business it sharpened our focus and the number […]

What is this devops thing?

For the last couple of years I’ve been struggling a bit with the idea of devops. At the root of it, was my own lack of clarity about what devops is. My question remained unanswered and it wasn’t for the want of trying. I went to conferences, attended talks, read articles and met with people […]

Will IoT change the way we design and use technology today?

Since a few days I think a lot about IoT, the concept, potential use-cases and implementations. If you look at IoT as a concept you will find out that it is about devices, communication, data storage and analytics. My weakness/love for embedded world doesn’t let me to overlook the IoT as an interesting subject. This […]

How to improve the front-end work in ASP.NET using Gulp?

Web developer’s work is becoming more and more concentrated on the browser side. Nowadays, applications have extensive business logic on the client side, validations, and data download from multiple sources. This is particularly evident in SPA applications (Single Page Application), in which sole function of the server may be returning the page sources and responding […]