Category Archives: TechTalk

TechTalk Wrap Up: Stacy

Lev Gimelfarb discusses StacyThis past Wednesday evening, at our HQ in New York, Boyle Software’s VP of R&D Lev Gimelfarb gave an excellent TechTalk on his latest development effort: Stacy. It was a fantastic way to reinvigorate our TechTalk series after a long hiatus! We had a good turn out of Boyle Software employees as well as several colleagues, clients, and friends. Pizza was consumed, beverages were imbibed, and we all learned some new things…

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TechTalk: Lev Gimelfarb on Stacy

Lev Gimelfarb

On Wednesday, October 26th, Boyle Software’s VP of Research & Development Lev Gimelfarb will discuss and demo his latest project, called simply Stacy:

Stacy allows creating websites that are served from Amazon S3 cloud service as if they are static websites, while having the site content managed in Contentful CMS. The authors edit the content in the CMS and their edits are automatically published to the statically hosted website without any participation from the site developers. Once the system is setup, for regular content changes there is no need to run any site generators or manually upload any content to the S3. [Source]

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A great night of agile talk

Sam Prasad discusses agile methodologiesThis past Wednesday evening, our New York City HQ played host to an informative TechTalk comparing the Kanban and Scrum agile development methodologies. Dr. Samuel Prasad shared his extensive knowledge, giving the assembled audience – Boyle Software staff members, friends, and client guests – insights from his years  of coaching organizations adopting “new,” unfamiliar agile modes of doing business. Continue reading

TechTalk: Scrum vs. Kanban

Scrum vs. KanbanOur next TechTalk will be a popular one for those of you interested in agile software development methodologies. On November 12th, agile expert Dr. Samuel Prasad will be on hand in our New York City HQ to lead a discussion comparing two of the most common agile methodologies in use today: Scrum and Kanban. This TechTalk is sure to have some lively back-and-forth – we all have war stories from our own agile experiences – so get your RSVP in soon (instructions below). Continue reading

TechTalk: hybris + CoreMedia Integration

SAP's Hybris and CoreMedia logosThe next in our series of TechTalks will feature Lane Liles, our VP of Back-end Development, talking about his recent integration of SAP’s ecommerce platform hybris with CoreMedia’s fantastic content management system. This event will take place at 6pm on Thursday, October 2nd, and be held – as usual – at our HQ offices in Manhattan. All BSI family, friends, and clients are welcome! Please follow the RSVP instructions below…

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TechTalk: SuperSolver & iBeacon Technology

350x237_supersolver_teamBig thanks to Rungson Samroengraja of SuperSolver who delivered a great TechTalk last week! Rungson – pictured at center here, alongside his SuperSolver colleagues and their Basic6 partners – covered the whirlwind development of SuperSolver over the last year as well as giving attendees an interesting peek into features the much-buzzed-about start-up is looking to add in the coming months.

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UP NEXT: TechTalk – SuperSolver

SuperSolverThe next in Boyle Software’s series of TechTalks will be a look at the technology behind SuperSolver, a recently developed and released free app that allows for unprecedented and anonymous communication between consumers and businesses. “SuperSolver is part of the new category of shopper apps [that] may be the retailers’ best tool yet,” wrote Forbes magazine in a piece from this past January, “Customers can use shopper apps to discover what’s in the store. SuperSolver  acts like a butler; it is unobtrusive yet helpful.”

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TechTalk: Riak – Basho’s NoSQL Datastore

Riak logoLast Thursday, February 20th, Boyle Software employees and some client colleagues were treated to a great presentation on the development of Basho Technology’s NoSQL solution, Riak. Led by Basho’s resident evangelist, Tom Santero, the TechTalk audience was given an overview of Basho’s company history and  the eventual creation of Riak – an open source, key/value datastore based initially on Amazon’s Dynamo whitepaper.

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BS TechTalk: Creating the Pinfinder App

PinfinderFor our most recent TechTalk, Boyle Software’s own globally-ranked pinball wizard Sam Thompson led a fascinating discussion of the genesis and development of his iPhone app Pinfinder.

A pinball-enthusiast from youth, Thompson sought out machines wherever he travelled. Finding the available websites that tracked pinball machines lacking, he began to conceive of a mobile app (Thompson was an early iPhone adopter) that would satisfy his need to find and ride the silverball, no matter his location. With the introduction of Google’s MapKit in 2009, the technological stage was set for Thompson to build out the iPhone app of his dreams.

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