SBP Blog

New alternatives for mainstream server-side programming

Aug 30, 2018 by Cristian

Ruby is used by 0.6% of websites, while Node.js powers 0.3% of them. So let's see what these technologies have to offer to a web developer. We'll also look at three more up and coming programming languages, namely Go, Scala, and Rust... read more

Nginx - top contender in the web server game

May 17, 2018 by Dragos

Nginx is a well-known open-source web server that has undergone a rapid growth in popularity. Even at this point it looks like the growth is sustainable, so this software will keep on catching up with both Apache and IIS. Additionally, more and more web applications (websites), especially those with a high traffic, are switching to Nginx... read more

Top 5 Best Visual Studio Extensions

Mar 28, 2018 by Cristian

One of the strengths of Visual Studio is represented by the powerful customization options (both design and functionality)... read more

Tips on how to choose the right outsourcing partner

Jan 11, 2018 by Cristian

More and more companies choose to outsource their software development operations to service providers in order to reduce costs and shorten production times... read more

Remote Connections: The Name of the King

Nov 06, 2017 by Cristian

Let’s have a look at the three most popular remote desktop applications, namely Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection, VNC Viewer and TeamViewer. We will compare these solutions in terms of features and speed... read more

4 ways to build a killer mobile app

Aug 25, 2017 by Dragos

There still is a lot of growth potential in the mobile industry. There are untapped areas that will be discovered in the near future. You can do it as well, therefore this is the right time to choose a mobile development career... read more

Hadoop: the future is now - and it's all about Big Data

Jun 05, 2017 by Dragos

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software written in Java, a framework that allows for the distributed processing of very large data sets across clusters of computers... read more

Linux goes down in history: a mature operating system

Mar 14, 2017 by AdrianC

As we’ve seen in the second part of this series, the number of Linux distros has increased rapidly, as the Open Source community responded in a positive manner to the flexibility of the Linux kernel... read more

Linux goes down in history: the early life

Dec 08, 2016 by AdrianC

The first mention about Linux was made by Linus Torvalds in 1991. The Finnish software engineer confirmed his interest in the standard POSIX definition, without revealing the name of his MINIX project... read more

AngularJS – how to write a simple application for listing products

Sep 01, 2016 by AdrianC

In the first article you got to know something about Angular, and now it's time to get underway and see it in action. The application that I'm going to present lists a number of products that can be selected, their total price being updated and displayed in real time... read more

Programmers are bound to make an impact on the Romanian administration

Aug 31, 2016 by VladC

We are talking in this article about a major step regarding Romania's administration: the Government tries to develop a new platform called GovITHub, which is designed to simplify all aspects regarding the Romanian public administration... read more

Romanian students innovate at Microsoft's Imagine Cup

Jul 14, 2016 by BogdanD

We did it again :) Just a couple of weeks ago, Flavia Oprea, Iulian Mateșică and Cristian Alexandrescu from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest won the Innovation challenge in Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition... read more

AngularJS – turning over a new leaf in web development

Jun 19, 2016 by AdrianC

AngularJS is a JavaScript framework for Web applications, or simply said, a Web framework, which is sustained by Google and other corporations, and it's considered the best framework for developing single-page web applications.

Originally developed in 2009 (by Miško Hevery and Adam Abrons), Angular has quickly climbed the ladder in popularity, thanks to features such as: dependency injection, directive writing, two way data-binding and testability... read more

How to add snow (&joy) to your website

Dec 21, 2015 by CatalinI

With the Christmas season fast approaching, I bet that you're over your head with shopping, cooking and maybe planning a great celebration, with your family and friends... and while you gather all your decorations, in order to bring festive cheer into your home, what about your own website / blog? It's not too late to consider a "cool" decoration for it, right?.. read more

Kogaion and Argent OS: the interview - Part 2

Nov 19, 2015 by BogdanD

If in Part 1 of the interview we've seen how it all started, now it's time to talk about adoption rate, mobile devices and future plans. o what do you say, shall we start?.. read more

Kogaion and Argent OS: the interview - Part 1

Nov 03, 2015 by BogdanD

A few weeks back we wrote about a Romanian team of developers from Cluj-Napoca, namely RogentOS, who decided to give something back to the community by developing GNU licensed OS-es for home and public administration use.

Given their goal, we decided to talk to Stefan Brindusa (their Lead Developer and Main OS Designer) for a little Q&A on the team's goals and products... read more

Linux goes down in history: a young UNIX

Oct 25, 2015 by AdrianC

Imagine for a moment that: there is no such thing as the Windows operating system; Mac OS X... no one heard of it; we don’t have any Linux distributions to play around with - while Android and iOS are nowhere to be seen.

Now let's travel to the famous Bell Laboratories: it’s 1969 and we witness the birth of something which will forever change the way people interact with computers... read more

Simple way to integrate PayPal into your C# web app - Part 3

Oct 06, 2015 by BogdanD

Last month we took a look at how to integrate PayPal's Express Checkout control into our C# application. At that point we were only able to send data to PayPal'a API to generate transaction tokens for future use, but now it's time to finalize the transaction and request payment from the PayPal API... read more

Simple way to integrate PayPal into your C# web app - Part 2

Sep 22, 2015 by BogdanD

Last time we spoke, we took a look at the general purchase flow via PayPal. Today, we'll look at Point B from our check-list, namely how to actually insert a PayPal button in a C# application, along with the necessary steps for a successful call to the API.

To this end, we'll use the code from a small sample project, containing the bare minimum that is needed to illustrate the process. To keep things simple, the data appended to the NVP string is hardcoded... read more

Simple way to integrate PayPal into your C# web app - Part 1

Sep 02, 2015 by BogdanD

The purpose of this post is to provide a crash course in PayPal integration. Simply put, if your web application is close to being released to the public and you're looking for a fast-and-safe way to provide your customers with an option for purchasing your services, then this blog post might be what you need... read more