DevOps Hackathon – New solutions to old problems

 

One of our most experienced employees, Suresh Kotha, was part of the winning team in a recent Hackathon held at one of our clients, NatWest Group.

 

The team of 6, the “Infra Hackers”, competed against more than 20 other teams to build a working prototype using DevOps principles tasked with addressing a business challenge or introducing a new innovative way of working.

 

Their solution, an end to end release automation tool, integrated with the key tools used across the NatWest Group to deliver an end-to-end change governance solution. It was built in 2 weeks and there were multiple rounds of judging from senior roles in the organisation including Head of IT.

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Sandhata selected as finalists in two categories at the European Software Testing Awards 2020!

Sandhata Technologies, in partnership with Vodafone UK, are very proud to have been announced as finalists in 2 categories at the European Software Testing Awards 2020.

Now in its seventh year the Deloitte European Software Testing Awards celebrate companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market.

 

Sandhata, in partnership with Vodafone UK, has been nominated as finalists at the European Software Testing Awards 2020 in 2 categories:

  • Best Overall Testing Project – Communication
  • Testing Team of the Year

 

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Winners – Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2020

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have won the “Project Team of the Year” category at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards 2020!

The Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards exist to recognise the achievements of the individuals and companies who are really making it happen at the coal face of the digital technology stack: from website design and coding to UX and project management, from scrum masters and product managers, all the way up to the CDO.

The Vodafone Integration team, including team members from Vodafone UK and Sandhata, have been recognised for the innovative and far-reaching changes delivered as part of the TIL Transformation Project.

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Application Integration

Understanding the Traditional Application Integration Models

In this blog I’d like to take a look at Application Integration Models and their traditional approach. So, what in the world does that mean? Well, back in the days when I was fresh out of college and got recruited, I received training on Application Integration or Middleware. At that point I didn’t realise quite how vast the topic of Middleware was. No wonder it always seemed confusing to me!

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IBM integration bus IIB

IBM Integration Bus – A Developer’s Perspective

Having worked with some of the popular EAI tools like TIBCO BW, Vitria Businessware and SAP PI, it’s time for me now to familiarize myself with something from the IBM product catalogue as well. IIB – IBM Integration Bus. It is the next product offering from IBM in the ESB range; an extension to Websphere Message Broker and Websphere ESB. Going forward, users of Websphere ESB and Message Broker, would have to migrate to IIB. So, here’s few of my initial thoughts when working with IIB.

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