CATEGORY Archive: Tech

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…
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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…
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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…
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Backbase went to FrontTrends in Warsaw.

Two weeks ago, we were a sponsor of the Front-Trends Conference in Warsaw. We spent three days helping with technical discussions around web and mobile development, discovering the newest trends, technologies and ideas in front-end development. We also had a chance to talk about the evolution of Front-end Style Guides and present some Backbase plans with BLOC (Backbase Library of Components) initiative. Our BLOC evangelist and active open source citizen, Robert Haritonov, presented a talk called ‘The Style Guide Platform’…
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Testing in Android with Mockito

As I mentioned in my previous article about testing [Android testing with Robolectric], I have this little obsession with unit testing. Using Robolectric allows me to run the test in the local JVM instead of having to run an emulator or run the test on a real device. Now, Mockito allows me to mock, stub and spy classes to verify different behaviours in the code. We are currently using Mockito to test the Android library we are developing in the…
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