Adobe Buys Magento

Adobe Software announced today that they are buying Magento. Just like Day Software’s CQ a few years ago, this is another good package we like, have experience with, integrate with, frequently recommend to our customers and now it is also part of the growing Adobe portfolio. I think Adobe is reading our mail.

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Google’s Duplex AI Assistant: The Future is Here!

Google DuplexAt Google’s annual I/O developer conference a few days ago, Google presented their new AI system – Duplex – which can make phone calls and schedule appointments.

What makes this technology groundbreaking is that Duplex is able to have a very human-like conversation without the person it is speaking to suspect that they are talking to a machine. Continue reading

Tech Day 2018

Pier 94's entrance for Tech Day 2018Yesterday’s Tech Day NYC event, held at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side, was jam packed with the kind of bustling energy we’ve come to expect from this annual event, with countless start-ups showing their smart ideas off for potential investors (and each other). Once you made your way in and onto the exhibition floor – no mean feat, even early in the day! – you were met with an overwhelming throng of baby businesses as well as some established companies.

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New Client: Energy Metrics

Energy Metrics LLC logoWith innovative use of IoT sensors and smart, real-time reporting, New York City-based Energy Metrics is building a great business helping clients achieve significant power and dollar savings. Concentrating on three key real estate-centric verticals – financial institutions with retail outlets, hotel chains, and co-location data centers – EM is showing companies a path to greater energy efficiency and big savings on their bottom line. And Boyle Software is lucky to have EM as our latest client!

Catching up with X2

On May 2 Lev Gimelfarb, Boyle Software’s VP of Research and Development, gave an overview of our Node.js-based framework x2node and provided a demo of it in action during his excellent Tech Talk at Boyle Software’s NYC Headquarters.

Guests learned about the capabilities of this complete, lightweight, and ready framework which was initially released last year.

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‘Node style’ Reactive Java apps with Spring WebFlux

Node.js logoMy last few assignments had taken me away from my relative safety of the JVM and into the topsy turvy world of Node.js for the first time.

It certainly took me a while to get used to things – wrapping my head around the whole non-blocking nature of the Node runtime and how it uses a single thread to process requests – and how important it was that I definitely do not block that thread! Continue reading

Google Analytics and GDPR

In April of 2016, members of the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aimed at strengthening data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. The regulation allowed for a two-year transition period, and becomes enforceable in May of this year, 2018.

There’s a lot to the GDPR (more than can be addressed in a single post at least) but one of the key provisions is that individuals have the right to request erasure of their data from a service provider. This means that many online and cloud service providers will need to have the ability to comply with these requests, even if they’re not based in the EU. Continue reading

REST-less yet ? Try GraphQL

Lets face it, REST can can have its downsides e.g :

  • dealing with a whole bunch of endpoints in a typical application
  • performing multiple roundtrips to the server for multiple resources in order to get data for a single page of the UI
  • getting the request parameters right
  • dealing with api versions – coupling between the client and the responses from the server
  • over-fetching of information that is not needed

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