The 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…
Big 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.
The 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.”
Last 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.
For 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.
As a way to more efficiently target design attributes to page elements within a coder’s HTML, “selectors” have been with us since the advent of Cascading Style Sheets – remember “h1”? But with CSS3, selectors have become even more powerful in keeping your HTML clean of extraneous design markup.
The name “Endeca” comes from the German word “entdecken,” which means to discover. For us, Endeca is a software company headquartered in Cambridge MA that sells enterprise search and business intelligence applications. Oracle acquired the company in late 2011. Many of our clients use Endeca products, so we thought it worthwhile to hold a Boyle Software TechTalk.