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When it comes to Nearshore... all roads lead to Portugal!  

By Francisco Maia da Fonseca on 21-05-2020 17:33

Now... we all know the old adage “All Roads lead to Rome” 

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How to build a Java Keystore alias with a complete certificate chain

By Maximiano Tomé on 14-05-2020 18:01

As a Systems Administrator, updating Java Keystores is something that I am in charge of from time to time and honestly... it always gives me a headache!!

To get over with this problem, I wrote this cheat sheet, so I never have to worry about it again! And now I’m sharing it with you 😁

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2 min read

COVID-19 Hackathons: only Free Software creates global solutions

By Alexander Sander on 04-05-2020 12:10

By Guest Author Alexander Sander, EU Policy Manager @ FSFE

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4 min read

5 Business Solutions responding to the implications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Raquel Carvalho on 21-04-2020 9:30

Besides the severe implications on health and healthcare services, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) had a serious impact on business and the general economy. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this pandemic, many companies have been struggling to adapt and assure business continuity. For that matter, we present you 5 solutions that can help you make a seamless transition to remote work in a secure way. 

These solutions aim to ensure team productivity, remote and secure access to information and work environments, and even to make sure your online and e-commerce applications are running smoothly, meeting the usage spikes that we've been witnessing lately.

So, if your organization is facing significant challenges since this pandemic arose, this post is for you!

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Coronavirus and the revolutionary shift to remote work (and some tips)

By Francisco Maia da Fonseca on 04-04-2020 10:30

Let's make a bet?

I bet $250 that you are reading this at home.

Right?

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7 min read

Application Modernization: The what, the why and the how

By Raquel Carvalho on 24-03-2020 17:43

Let me start by explaining what Application Modernization actually is. If you’re already familiar with the term, feel free to move forward. 😉

What is Application Modernization?

App modernization is a concept designed to create new business value by updating your legacy applications (or systems) with more modern features and capabilities. It combines the strength of old business applications with modern-day technologies and software architectures to build a robust platform.

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Microservices: not just a buzzword

By Vitor Calil Silva on 24-03-2020 17:05

For you to quickly get an idea of where we’re heading, here is the TL;DR version about microservices, some of its main benefits and why it’s a big thing:

  • Quickly scale and deliver new features and upgrades to market
  • Rapidly iterate to find your next business model
  • Improve and empower developer engagement

With this in mind, let’s take a step back and discuss a bit about monolithic apps, the counterpart to microservices.

Monolithic or packaged apps: why they’re getting old

The traditional way of building enterprise applications, using a monolithic approach, is becoming problematic as applications get larger and more complex or when your business needs to make adaptations to its product/service in order to respond to demand.

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Syoners’ (for the) Community

By Sara Contumélias Rocha on 17-03-2020 10:52

As a company, we believe in empowering people to deliver excellence in everything they do! This means we also have the responsibility, as a company, of creating the moments in which we look beyond our daily tasks and, together, fulfil a role that we see as fundamental:

Help shape and improve the community where we include ourselves,
both locally and globally!

What's Syone's role in the Community?

Syone acts on being responsible towards the community by taking daily actions that lead to stimulating cooperation and valuing difference, the pillars of a more inclusive society. It’s very important that our values reflect the ethical conduct by which we are guided, make decisions and act.

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Syone’s Definite Guide for an Outstanding Q.A. Approach

By Tiago Valador on 18-02-2020 11:34

In every organisation, one of the most difficult things to manage is the approach made towards new techniques, methodologies and processes.

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5 min read

Why are Soft Skills essential in IT? Learn how to improve your performance.

By Nuno Batista on 05-02-2020 15:39

Let’s start by explaining what soft skills actually are:

Soft Skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, among others, that enable people to work well together, have a good performance, and achieve their goals by adding some extra "points" and complementing their hard skills.

Soft skills characterise how people interact with each other.

Soft skills include (among others)

Adaptability Creative thinking Networking Time management Problem-solving
Attitude Work ethic Decision making Motivation Critical thinking
Communication Teamwork Positivity Flexibility Conflict resolution
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Machine Learning: they come in peace!

By Vitor Calil Silva on 20-12-2019 14:53

Hello! Before we get to the Machine Learning topic, we need to talk a bit about Artificial Intelligence.

Why?

AI is the top layer of this whole process, while Machine Learning is a subset of it, and Deep Learning is a subset of ML (we are going to cover Deep Learning in another blog post soon, don’t worry).

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Gender Equality @ Syone

By Tiago Veríssimo on 13-12-2019 18:19

One of the big discussion points during the last few years was Gender Equality. Melinda Gates’ Equality Can’t Wait website state that “At the rate we’re going, it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the U.S.”. In Portugal, as far as we know, we don’t have those numbers, but our feeling is that it shouldn’t be that far…

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Top 5 Takeaways from Open Source Lisbon 2019 by La Redoute

By Antoine Craske on 09-12-2019 13:56

By Guest Author Antoine Craske, Engineering Center Director @ La Redoute.

La Redoute was present at Open Source Lisbon 2019 for the 17th Edition, organized by Syone, last 4th of October. Open Source Lisbon is an event dedicated to the open source universe for business and developers, providing to attendees the opportunity to learn about open source ecosystem, solutions and case-studies. Last year, Benoit Dumont and Antoine Craske took the chance to present Cerberus application deeply linked to La Redoute website tests. On this edition, the conference followed the same organization having two tracks. One for the main conferences for general topics, and another one dedicated to the technical workshops. In addition, the event was available in live streaming.

Topics: Open Source
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3 min read

Public Money? Public Code!

By Alexander Sander on 06-11-2019 12:28

By Guest Author Alexander Sander, EU Policy Manager @ FSFE and speaker @ Open Source Lisbon 2019

Digital services offered and used by our public administrations are the critical infrastructure of 21st century democratic states. In order to establish trustworthy systems, public bodies must ensure they have full control over the software and the computer systems at the core of our state digital infrastructure.
Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us.

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7 min read

Kubernetes: WTF (working the functionalities)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 11-10-2019 16:11

If you are curious about knowing the functionalities and benefits of using Kubernetes you got to the right article. So, come onboard and let’s dig in!

You can also check the audio version:

Modern applications are increasingly built using containers  such as microservices packaged with their dependencies and configurations. Kubernetes or k8s for short, is open-source software for deploying and managing those containers. With Kubernetes, you can build, deliver and scale containerized apps faster.

As Opensource.com notes, "Today, Kubernetes is a true open source community, with engineers works from Google, Red Hat, and many other companies actively contributing to the project."

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11 min read

Cloud Migration: should I stay or should I go?

By Vitor Calil Silva on 11-10-2019 15:55

This time, I brought a subject that was one of the main topics on the Azure Essentials Workshop that we did with Microsoft: cloud migration!

What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud environment.

What companies usually do is to relocate most of its computing assets to the cloud, and some applications and services still remain on-premise. You probably heard about hybrid cloud too, in this option, you can go for both public and private cloud environments, that also includes on-premise computing assets.

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Containers: all you need to know (AND AVOID)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 15-07-2019 11:58

Everyone is talking about containers and app modernisation, right? It’s not just because it’s a trend but is actually a big improvement for DevOps team on how to work and how to optimize their time and experience on a project.

So, in this article you’ll find out more about containers, containerisation, app modernisation, an example of a solution for your business and more.

What are Containers after all?

Containers are self-contained apps that provide a standard way to package your application's code, configurations, and dependencies into a single object.

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5 min read

Cloud solutions: 7 reasons to go for it (the #6 is amazing)

By Vitor Calil Silva on 12-07-2019 18:27

Nowadays, to join or to be part of the Digital Transformation Era is a crucial to any business strategy. And one of the most important steps you need to consider is how to explore the cloud correctly. With so many cloud solutions in the market, we decided to write this article to help you realize that cloud services are the wisest decision for your business.

With the right cloud solution (or solutions) you should be able to engage your customers, transform products, optimize your operations, empower your employees and save money.

So, let us show you some reasons why you should migrate to the cloud.

Enjoy the reading!

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5 min read

Best Open-Source Productivity Tools

By Tiago Veríssimo on 18-03-2019 17:58

If there is a buzzword going through a greater moment than “open source” it would probably be “productivity”. If you’re not hacking your productivity, improving it or replicating the tips and secrets of at least 10 highly-productive people then you’re getting left behind (or you were really lucky on your LinkedIn feed)!

Happily, open source productivity tools can help you. While most big companies operating in these areas are either expensive or restrict, the open source alternatives provide great accessibility and power. Best of all, whether you’re a freelancer trying to get work done in your own time, a small business aiming to cut costs or an enterprise organisation wanting complete control, the same solutions can work on any cases.

Here we’ll run through a selection of some of the best open source productivity tools available today and how exactly they might be able to help you.

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3 min read

Why choose Open Source?

By João Dias on 18-02-2019 17:58

Considered as an amazing software, Open Source code has many reasons to be used. You might consider them to consuming, publishing, collaborating on, or supporting open source. There are several causes to choose Open Source. Mainly if your software needs to be updated. We are going to mention some reasons why you should choose this software.

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OpenShift by Red Hat

By Celso Santos on 21-01-2019 17:57

OpenShift by Red Hat it’s an easy to use and affordable application, due to their lower costs in the market, for you to build, deploy and manage your apps in containers. Besides that, this technology goes with a lot of programming languages, like Ruby, Javascript, Java, PHP and Phyton, creating a great environment for your team. And also helps your company run apps efficiently and scale services.

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iO – Digital Transformation Team by Team Digitale

By Hugo Oliveira on 17-12-2018 17:57

In order to build the “Operating System” of the country, building simpler and more efficient services for the citizens, the Public Administration and businesses, the Italian Government created Team Gigitale, the country’s Digital Transformation Team. Following this initiative, a project to develop a user-friendly app was born.

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3 min read

What is Open Source?

By Tiago Veríssimo on 19-11-2018 17:56

Open Source can be defined as a philosophy that promotes the free access and distribution of a program, product or software.

It could be called as a manipulated and modified technology that changes a piece of the original software to make the program or application work as the user wants.

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Interview about OpenShift with Celso Santos, Solutions Architect @ SYONE

By Celso Santos on 22-10-2018 17:56

How do you describe OpenShift?

We can define OpenShift as an application platform built for containers with Kubernetes. This platform provides an automate built, deployment and management of applications, to assure the possibility of keep writing the code for next ideas. OpenShift has the power to gather physical, virtual, private and public infrastructures and packaging all of them in a host. It’s a RedHat cloud development Platform that allows all users to create, test and run applications while they deploy them to the cloud. There are two types of RedHat applications/systems, the last one that I mention and a private cloud called OpenShift Enterprise.

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Where is the money in Open Source?

By Hugo Oliveira on 17-09-2018 17:55

Open source to most people might means free. A user sees a bug, they consult the community, a fix is offered, an update is made and the user keeps on using the software they downloaded for free in the first place. Yet Adobe brings in €6 billion a year and Canonical makes $100 million a year. Companies like Oracle have a firm commitment to open source projects and still have revenues exceeding $37 billion per year. So, if there is big money in open source software, where does it come from?

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Open Source Lisbon 2018

By Raquel Carvalho on 05-08-2018 17:29

The 16th edition of Open Source Lisbon, the biggest and most important Open Source event in Portugal, will take place on the 27th of September 2018.

This upcoming edition will be hosted at Cidade do Futebol, and it will gather national and international IT experts that will present the potential of Open Source technologies on the development and success of corporate strategy, as well as its importance for technological innovation.

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