Backbase Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

We’d like to share some very exciting news: Backbase is now included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms and we are immediately listed as the most visionary MADP vendor! Of course you’ve been seeing us for the past four years as a strong visionary player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals, and as the Market Leader when it comes to Next-Generation Digital Banking Platforms, as mentioned by Ovum. But because mobile is the fastest growing channel for financial institutions, being listed as a true MADP player by Gartner, mostly due to our strong omni-channel delivery focus, is great reward for the developments Backbase has made in the past few years. Backbase is doing exceptionally…
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Swiss Re has partnered with Backbase to develop a new digital insurance platform

We are happy to announce that Swiss Re has partnered with Backbase to develop a new digital insurance platform for selling and servicing life and health products online and via mobile. The solution includes Swiss Re’s insurance know-how and Backbase’s technical and customer experience expertise. The new platform will broaden Swiss Re’s client capabilities in the life and health insurance market, which already includes Swiss Re’s market-leading automated underwriting system, Magnum; an insurance carrier iptiQ; and proposition development capabilities. It has long been part of the reinsurer’s role to support the industry in evolving and adapting to new consumer needs. Swiss Re is ready to take this forward by helping our clients set themselves up to serve a new generation of…
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Backbase 2015 Hackathon

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and last Saturday marked the end of the very first Backbase Hackathon. The projects presented during an exhausting, yet rewarding weekend exceeded our expectations, and we have been amazed by the great results! The 1st Backbase Hackathon edition has been a huge success. We turned our crazy, cool and innovative ideas into real ideas, and we’re extremely thankful to the almost 50 participants from Backbase and our partners Levi9, GeckoSolutions, JetBrains and ITgma. Thank you so much, everybody, on the Backbase team who worked hard to organize the event, and to all of those who didn’t make it to our office. We hope we see you next time! So, what was…
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Backbase Hackathon : 1st Edition !

We are very excited to announce our 1st edition Backbase Hackathon is here!  The idea came from wanting to bring the best talent together, to share our favorite frameworks, project successes, and intelligent and creative hacks we use for issues cropping up on a daily basis. As any other event of this kind out there, our 1st Backbase Hackathon will be about celebrating how far we have come, with the challenge of pushing our skills to the max with a time-limited exercise in creating team-based hack demos over two days. It’s also a unique chance to try something new, driven by the competitive spirit. Collaboration, knowledge-sharing and fun are at the core of our Hackathon! As Backbase is growing bigger…
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Design Patterns and why they matter. Chapter 1

If you are reading this post I am pretty sure of two things: You have heard about Design Patterns before and someone told you that they are cool. You want to improve your coding skills. This series of post will introduce the reader to Design Patterns and the reasons behind their usage in the day-to-day work as front-end/fullstack developers. I have been working for years using Design Patterns in some different languages (Java, Ruby and Javascript) and in all these years I have answered the same questions for people that were not aware about how to use them. These posts will show up a conversation between two colleagues where the most important ideas will be answered. Our players will be…
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