Cross-platform development with JavaScript – Hands on

from on 20.02.2017
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diagram

In the last blog post I give an overview about the technologies used for my cross-platform development experiment. Now I will show you the results of the demo applications: Let the magic happen In the following examples, I will show you how you can develop a cross-platform application with the chosen stack. The example application will show a list of persons. You can select one by clicking on a list Continue reading

UI design process: why we need it

from on 13.12.2016
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brain-sides

There is a lot of confusion about what a UI designer is and what they do, what is the difference between a UX designer, a UI designer and a UI developer / front-end developer. From a UI designer perspective the focus shoulderstand be on designing user interfaces only, but in reality lots of UI designers write at least HTML and CSS code ( knowing JS properly, is a full time job nowadays – interesting article) and are Involved to some extent in UX work. UI designers are UXers by default, because of it’s trendy. “UX / UI designer”, looks smart does not it? But when it comes to their UX skills, they are often non-existent: “User testing? Never heard of it!” Continue reading

3 Reasons To Organize a Technology Conference

from on 29.11.2016
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Client Technology Day - Talks

What a blast. Last Thursday and Friday there were the Client Technology Days 2016 #CTD2016 an internally organized conference about client and user interface technology. This also includes database stuff like “SQL Server optimization techniques”, because every client needs a performant backend and “Blockchain” since that’s a technology every great developer should have heard of. The conference was a great success since there were 100s of people attending and the Continue reading

Invisible Software Quality

from on 14.11.2016
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software-programming

When we think about what makes a piece of software good or even great, the terms that first come to mind usually are functionality, usability, safety and reliability. In other words, with good software it is easy to do everything it is designed for, and it is done well and without errors. Other important aspects are performance and scalability, i.e. the software works fast enough and for large enough data sets or large documents and with multiple users. Continue reading

Zuhlke Mentor for Hack Manchester 2016

from on 14.11.2016
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hack_man_logo

10 Zuhlke engineers supported the hack. Our task was to provide support for the whole event and we decided internally to make sure there were a minimum of 2 people available to help at any point throughout the 25-hour period. At the start of the event our team was dealing mainly with logistical issues, we answered a lot of questions about connecting to the Wi-Fi, where to get food from and where everything was. After about an hour in, we did start getting asked some technical questions, most notably one about the best navigator to use with React Native. Continue reading

How the blockchain can disrupt trade finance

from on 31.10.2016
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Blockchain - trade finance

My colleague Immo gave a nice introduction into the blockchain and its capabilities and opportunities in his blog post: Death of the Blockchain – exaggerated?. I would like to follow this up by discussing how the blockchain can foster business-to-business transactions. From my point of view the capabilities of the blockchain are a good fit for enabling business transactions in an environment where companies bring in a third-party as trustee in order Continue reading