Entries by Optimus Information

Evolution or Revolution? The Power of Microservices in Azure PaaS

Constant business pressures are demanding more and more from software developers, and they are responding with some remarkable new technologies. As always, necessity is the mother of invention. Developers are pioneering new architecture that can break down apps into small, independent components, allowing those individual parts to be updated when necessary with speed and reliability, […]

Data Lakes – Deep Diving into Data Like Never Before

As data analytics, machine learning and AI continue to rapidly evolve, so, too, does the need to acquire, access and catalogue large amounts of data required to power data analysis. This has given rise to something called a “data lake”. The standard model for data storage has been the data warehouse but in a traditional […]

API Testing: Do It Right and Automate

Software development in 2018 looks nothing like it did a decade ago. Developers have been driven to find faster and more efficient ways to produce a finished application. Customers demand better products, and market pressures mean get your apps out now or risk annihilation from competitors. This means abandoning the waterfall method of software development […]

Work/Life Balance: Stop Trying to Achieve It

Work/life balance: a concept that’s been drilled into our brains and pushed on us for years, yet a majority of people struggle to achieve it. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing technology environment, the idea that someone can balance their work life and personal life with a perfect 50/50 split is a tough goal. Maybe it’s […]

Behind The Scenes at Optimus: My Experience as an Intern

Excited and afraid, I boarded a plane, leaving my family, friends and city life behind. I was about to embark on what would be the most challenging, educational and rewarding experience of my life: a four-month internship at one of Canada’s fastest growing IT firms, Optimus Information. The interesting part, however, was that my internship was not to take place […]

How a Global Puzzle Competition is Changing Software Application Development and QA Testing

Teams of people including students, interns, software application developers, QA testers and more from around the world competed recently in the third annual CS50 Puzzle Day, sponsored by Harvard University. CS50 is a Harvard-developed academic course that explores the theory of computer science, its purpose and intent and while the competition was originally created for […]

Think Big: How Design Plus Data Will Change Your Business

Is design thinking catching your attention? It should. Data insights not available before now can transform your business models and allow you to lead in your industry when you incorporate elements such as predictive, mobile dashboards and machine learning. This wave of change is forcing data architects to re-think and re-design how programs and applications […]