International Mathematical Olympiad 2015: Romania ranks 1st in EU

Jul 23, 2015 by Oana

This year, the International Mathematical Olympiad was held in the exotic Thailand, between July 4 - July 15. This was the 56th edition of the event, and has accommodated 577 high-school students from 104 countries. [...]

The Romanian high-school students - Simona Diaconu, Theodor Andrei Andronache, Marius Ioan Bocanu, Ciprian Mircea Bonciocat, Stefan Spataru, Andrei Bogdan Puiu - have won this year 6 medals [...]... read more


Don't follow Google in this: Top failed Google products

Jun 15, 2015 by AdrianC

The Google search engine, Gmail, Android or Chrome... this is what immediately comes into our minds when we think about Google - and for good reason, because these products "call the shots" in their field. However, if we look closely, behind these successful products we see the projects that Google really wants to bury, a “graveyard” of failed products.

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The importance of being earnest (when it comes to web security)

May 21, 2015 by AdrianC

We live in an Internet era and no one wants to have a website that is vulnerable to web attacks - as this means losing money, time and credibility. Web security wasn't regarded as a "big problem" before the year 2000, however social networking websites and an increase in the adoption rate of the Web, as a means for business, have changed all this, and now more and more hackers are trying to compromise the WWW security for personal gain... and some even for fame and fun... read more


A peek into the future: smartwatches, drones and virtual reality

May 12, 2015 by AdrianC

So far it looks like that Google and Apple see 2015 as the year of wearable devices, Amazon shows us that flying drones represent the future, and a company named Oculus VR tries to bring to life the unfulfilled dream of the last generation, Virtual Reality... read more


Microsoft Excel: a few handy tips

Apr 16, 2015 by AdrianC

Crucial to many people in their work, disliked by some, Microsoft Excel is one of the best software solutions, which hides many, many productivity secrets. Although I'm sure that many of you are acquainted with some of the "magic" that this software is capable of, becoming more proficient should be our target, that's why I think it's necessary to enhance our skills with some new Microsoft Excel tricks... read more


2015 LSAC Job Fair: SBP was there

Mar 09, 2015 by Oana

On March 5-6 our company has attended to the 2015 LSAC Job Fair, held at the "College of Automatic Control and Computers", at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (aka "UPB"). We went there to present our company's story, we saw and talked to a lot of students and we won them over with our enthusiasm :).. read more


Most popular Web Development trends in 2015 - Part 2

Feb 24, 2015 by AdrianC

I hope you enjoyed the first post from this series, so now I will continue presenting another 3 web development trends, which you have surely met while surfing the Internet:.. read more


Most popular Web Development trends in 2015 - Part 1

Feb 18, 2015 by AdrianC

Imagine going to sleep in year 2005 and waking up in 2015... you refresh your websites and suddenly you get the feeling that something is terribly wrong. The whole website looks strangely flat, the elements arrange themselves when resizing the browser, and it seems to you that one of the websites has only 1 page. Also, what's up with that big image in the background?.. read more


Swift: reinventing the wheel (Part 2)

Jan 29, 2015 by AdrianC

In the first part of this post I've described some of Swift's advantages and why Apple decided that it's time to move away from Objective-C. As shown in the previous article, Swift is a reimagined Objective-C, so (without entering into details about the latter) let's see what does Swift has to offer... read more


Swift: reinventing the wheel (Part 1)

Jan 23, 2015 by AdrianC

Apple has been using Objective-C as their main programming language for many years, but the company from Cupertino decided that it's high time they underwent some "swift" changes in the way iOS and OS X developers are building apps for Apple’s operating systems. As a result, at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has introduced a new programming language: Swift, which had been under development since 2010. [...] Swift is a multi-paradigm programming language, purposely developed by Apple for the iOS and OS X operating systems... read more


Cross platform mobile development: Apps for every phone

Jan 15, 2015 by BogdanD

The world is mobile. No surprise there. Ever since Nokia introduced Snake on the 3310 model, people have been glued to their mobiles. While the rise of smart device usage is clearly visible around us, statistics show the bigger picture in better colors... read more


Developing software applications: one pixel at a time

Dec 23, 2014 by Alin

Display resolutions, through their commercial impact and their diversity, have an important role in software development. Applications and websites must be adapted to work (ideally) on all the available display resolutions (on a certain device model, or across multiple devices). This significantly increases development and testing time, leading to complex projects and infrastructure.. read more


New Year's Resolution

Dec 16, 2014 by Alin

For most people, the New Year's Resolution is a tradition related to the beginning of a new year. For us (geeks) it's an occasion to update our devices and their display resolutions. Display resolution – as you probably already know – represents the number of pixels a device can display and it's one of the major selling points of a device (imagine launching a new tablet that has a 640x480 display, nowadays... can you picture that as a successful launch?).. read more


Leave your design to Bootstrap

Dec 05, 2014 by Alexandra

When the World Wide Web was invented, developers had in mind to create something functional (and that's about it). In just a few years, this has shifted towards creating a website that is not only functional, but also "eye candy"... read more


The Cloud... as-a-Service

Nov 27, 2014 by Alin

During the past few years, the cloud usage has reached far beyond the early adopters (IT departments and software development companies), and shifted towards a variety of industries. Despite its security issues, many companies have started using cloud technologies and services, due to the impressive flexibility and savings options... read more


How does the cloud fit in your outsourcing agenda?

Nov 17, 2014 by Alin

"First to mind when asked what 'the cloud' is, a majority respond it's either an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather" - Citrix Cloud Survey Guide, August 2012.

Two years have passed since that quote - and cloud computing has become a major market. Many "tech giants", such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are "fighting" to become the primary provider in this "Cloud Age". .. read more


Romania - home of the 2014 Top Ten International Network Award

Nov 07, 2014 by Oana

November 7 was an eventful day for TTAIN, as they hosted a ceremony to reward a series of partner companies (for performing their daily activities in accordance with the ISO suite of standards and certifications). It's worth mentioning here the ISO 27001 standard (security management system), ISO 9001 (quality management system), and also the suite of ISO 14000 standards (that address several aspects of environmental management)... read more


How to call a WCF / ASMX web service from PHP

Nov 05, 2014 by Alexandra

Before we get into the subject of calling WCF / ASMX web services from PHP, let's see what a web service is, what it does and what is the difference between these two types of services... read more


10 years of software outsourcing

Nov 01, 2014 by Oana

Well, it's time to light the candles and make a wish, because this month we celebrate a decade of software outsourcing! If last year I got to interview our CEO Mihai Cernea on software outsourcing, the outsourcing market, Romania and where are we headed, this year I'm going to share with you what means to work in a software outsourcing company from our point of view - the team
 .. read more


Alternatives for NPAPI

Oct 20, 2014 by Alin

As presented in my previous post about NPAPI, this architecture is slowly being phased out by browsers, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so more developers have started looking for alternatives. In this article I'll try to make up a list of the available options in terms of technologies.. read more




Recent posts on our blog
International Mathematical Olympiad 2015: Romania ranks 1st in EU
Jul 23, 2015, by Oana
This year, the International Mathematical Olympiad was held in the exotic Thailand, between July 4 - July 15. This was the 56th edition of the event, and has accommodated 577 high-school students from 104 countries.... read more
Don't follow Google in this: Top failed Google products
Jun 15, 2015, by AdrianC
The Google search engine, Gmail, Android or Chrome... this is what immediately comes into our minds when we think about Google - and for good reason, because these products "call the shots" in their field.... read more
The importance of being earnest (when it comes to web security)
May 21, 2015, by AdrianC
We live in an Internet era and no one wants to have a website that is vulnerable to web attacks - as this means losing money, time and credibility. Web security wasn't regarded as a "big problem" before the year 2000, however social networking websites and an increase in the adoption rate of the Web, as a means for business, have changed all this... read more
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