Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup.

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup. After taking some feedback from the last month, we had 2 talks in this months meetup. So what did we talk about? NetBeans: A powerful addition to your JavaScript toolbox by Geertjan Wielenga There are many tools out there for working with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. In this talk, you’ll see a demo of the 100% free and open source NetBeans, a very small and light piece of software for working with all the popular JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, all the testing frameworks, such as Mocha and Protractor, as well as mobile development via Cordova and Android. Geertjan has worked on the NetBeans team, based in Prague, since 2004. He currently lives and works…
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Introduction to Gradle

Brief history of building tools starts with Make, which is maybe an overly complex solution. And it’s not so platform independent. After that evolution continues with Ant, which is XML based and it has its pros and cons. Ant is still used for scriptings and there are still good use cases for it. Today we have more and more complex projects and we need to incorporate different technologies, languages and support all kinds build strategies. To support rapid changes of the landscape of modern software development, we are probably using Maven, as the next evolution step. We can easily incorporate different modules and libraries in our final product. Maven brings the philosophy of convention over configuration. And it brings lot…
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Unit testing in Android with Robolectric (Gradle edition)

One of the things I was always obsessed with, when developing in Android, was unit testing. The very first thing I like doing when starting a new android project is setting up Robolectric. “Robolectric is a unit test framework that de-fangs the Android SDK jar so you can test-drive the development of your Android app. Tests run inside the JVM on your workstation in seconds.” Because before Robolectric, unit test on android meant launch the emulator and run the test on them (or in a real device). Sure you could do unit test to java classes non-android related, but if you wanted to test user interface elements or the internals of your android app, there was no other way than…
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Omni-Channel Optimization at Finovate Europe 2015

This week was Finovate week. Finovate, a two-day showcase of the latest and greatest fintech technology innovations, is being held in London. We demoed how our Customer Experience Platform helps Financial Institutions deliver beautiful digital experiences, that are smooth and consistent across every device and channel. No more silo’s, but one Customer Experience platform to rule all your digital touchpoints. Next to this we highlighted how we help financials to improve their Digital Business. Backbase CXP gives you real insight in how your customers are using different devices and channels. And more importantly: we give you the tools to optimize online sales and deliver easy to use self-service capabilities. Of course, what we presented is not just a demo. Over 50+ financial institutions around the world, including ABN AMRO…
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Slides of yesterdays webinar: Regain Control of your Digital Banking Strategy

Yesterday we hosted our first webinar of 2015. In this webinar, Pete Chapman, Principal Fintech Strategist at Backbase, and former banker (Pete worked for 10 years in banking, responsible for IT and Emerging Technologies), shares his story and vision on the US banking market. Find the slides in our Slideshare channel and the full recording on YouTube. It’s no secret that banking today is at a significant crossroads. A number of converging external forces have combined to create a climate where consumers no longer have to turn to their local financial institution for traditional banking needs. As financial institutions struggle to maintain their share of wallet, they routinely turn to large one-size-fits-all technology vendors that provide them with a one-size-fits-all solution….
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