As we see the Coronavirus spread from one place to another, we perceive and react as though it is an apocalyptic event approaching. Many are demoralised, frightened, and unable to cope up with the new normal. The psychological impact is penetrating into all segments of our society leading to suicides and depression. This article is an attempt to reinstate and revive a ray of hope
Covid-19 and the economic consequences are shaking the ground for almost every business. Here are some learnings from past economic recessions which may be applied to the present situation. Companies who go into survival mode risk to be the losers and proactive companies who use the time to change and adapt may be the winners.
Dear all, We are living in extraordinary times with the COVID-19 virus affecting our lives in so many ways. Many parts of the world are in lock-down and the situation evolves on a day-to-day basis. In this situation, we prioritise the health and safety of our staff while we do our best to serve our […]
We are proud to announce that we are a carbon-neutral company. Our journey towards carbon neutrality started in 2013 when we invested in solar panels on our roof. Since then we bought more, replaced light tubes with LED, and changed our old ACs to more efficient ACs. Thanks to our solar panels, we don’t need […]
Artificial Intelligence has been around for more than 50 years. But the use and the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has exploded in recent years. This is mainly based on the hardware development which has provided the necessary performance. This article gives an overview of the past and current development and some of the benefits and concerns of the expected development.
Autonomous or self-driving cars have made major inroads over the last few years. Nobody need a crystal ball to understand that there will soon be one in a garage near to you. Or perhaps it will not even need one. Autonomous cars already drives safer than humans.
Agile Development is becoming mainstream. At the same time, a lot of companies still don’t use it. Agile teams produce high-quality software faster and better and at a lower cost than what could be done using traditional methodologies. However, changing to agile development can be a challenge. Agile is a journey, and it may be […]
This document gives an overview of Penetration tests, attack vectors and how we develop for and are helping our clients to harden Microsoft Dot Net applications ahead of penetration tests. The document is not comprehensive but is intended as an overview.
Everyone speaks about the environment! At Gislen Software we are serious about reducing the effect our business has on the environment. We started reducing our footprint many years back. In the last 6 months, we have replaced all light tubes with LED. We have replaced our old ineffective air conditioners and bought new effective air […]
Let’s face it, getting the right fit for the job is not always a walk in the park. Some candidates radiate an outstanding vibe that shows they will be a great asset while their records speak otherwise. Some will have inch-perfect qualifications who have few soft skills. Even after decades of revolutionary transformation in hiring practices, the real basic technique on how to hire great people remains a tough row to hoe.
What are the Agile software development principles patterns and practices? This article will start you off and give some links to study further. The problem with early life cycle methodologies was that they led to overruns, defects and failed projects. Agile methodologies are iterative and there is learning along the way.
Good software developers are the unseen hero’s of this world. Good developers bring functionality and information in ways that are gloriously helpful (and bug free). See how many check boxes you strike off in our good developer checklist to inspire and challenge yourself. Maybe you too are a hero of the night.
‘‘It took almost a year to get there but Gislen Software was started in September 1994. On September 11, 2014 we celebrated 20 years in business. All our current employees with their families, along with some former employees were present. Our board members and some of our clients, important partners and Contacts from the city […]
‘‘Agile India is a conference for agile software development and is arranged yearly since 2005. Agile India is the largest such conference for Agile and Lean software development in Asia. There were 1236 participants from 28 countries and 226 different companies participated. Mikael Gislén had a seminar about how to handle conflicts between agile development and quality […]
‘‘I was delayed for an After Work with a client and decided to use our latest project to solve the problem. I used my phone, started the Intreat App and selected a glass of red wine, recorded a video where I apologised that I was late and suggested to my contact that he should go to the bar […]
Power failures and power cuts are unusual in Western countries. Unfortunately, we have had more than our fair share in the last few years due to the shortage of electricity. To keep computers running is relatively easy with UPS’s and batteries, but to keep the air conditioning running is more challenging. Since it is much […]
Gislen Software and e-man have started a strategic partnership. e-man has since 2007 worked with outsourcing in close collaboration with developers in India and the Philippines. e-man has in these projects learned to understand the challenges and the opportunities of such close collaboration. During recent years there has been increasing demand from the market that […]
This article is about developing a jQuery grid component. At Gislen Software we develop advanced user interfaces. If you develop web applications it is always tricky to find suitable controls. The available commercial or free controls may have limitations and there are a lot of them. It’s easy to just use the grid view control […]
Last week I attended the ‘Certified Scrum Master’ course and I am now a certified Scrum Master! I will have to take up an exam within 90 days to retain it though. While the course is still fresh in my mind, I wanted to write down some reflections on what I have learnt. Scrum is maybe […]
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