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NewsBite April 2015

March 30th, 2015 by
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Dear Reader,

We have several news items that we would like to share with you. We have plenty of meetup activities and GOTO nights planned for the agenda that you don’t want to miss. The GOTO Amsterdam Schedule is now Live with core Tracks at this year’s event. 5th Keynote is all about Drones ! Additionally we have a new case study from FD to share and our partner elasticsearch changes name and  strategy Elastic: For – You Know, More Than Search Read on to learn more about all of this!

 

THINK COMMUNITY…THINK GIVING BACK…THINK WELIKETOSHARE

At Trifork, we are not only passionate about what we do we are also passionate about giving back. Social responsibility starts with us … together we can make a difference.

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Trifork is pleased to announce it collaboration with Weliketoshare. An online hotel price checker Weliketoshare has launched a new way to donate to charity. A way of donating that costs nothing extra for you. Book from over 700,000 hotels worldwide the cheapest hotel and automatically do something good for the world.Free of charge. Weliketoshare makes this possible, with every booking, we give a fixed portion of our income to charity projects. So choose a project and book your hotel, together we realize beautiful things!

Are you looking for a hotel for business or personal travel? Book your travel arrangements through our Trifork Weliketoshare community page and you too can make a difference!

 

EMPOWERING OUR CUSTOMERS

We are delighted to be able to share with you our customer success story:
Transforming into a digital leader in the field of the financial and economic news.

case_financieeldagbladThe Dutch Financial Times is part of the FD Media Group offering a unique combination of media (radio, print, research and digital) to users interested in business and economic news. For FD, it is crucial to maintain their competitive edge and be the digital leader in the field of the financial and economic news. Trifork is a key strategic technology partner, enabling this transformation.

The long-term strategy of the FD media group is shaped around news everywhere, easily accessible, up-to date and personally relevant and being interconnected. FD wants to ensure their readers a more personalized content; rich media experience with the vision of being interconnected with other subscribers and recommended news features.

Trifork exceeded our expectations, with the flexibility and agility in providing the correct solutions and Scrum Team to take this project scope beyond its boundaries. Furthermore, Trifork has proven that they are indeed the right technology leader in advising and implementing the core technology’s stacks chosen such as Elasticsearch and Spring” ….Read the full case study here

 

CONTINUOUS MOMENTUM WITH STRATEGIC PARTNERS

We aim to empower our customers by providing expert advice on the optimization of business critical IT systems and cutting-edge technology. Enabling our customers to seamlessly integrate and use these technologies – bringing immediate value to our customers’ business and its customers. Explore more here

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Elastic: For – You Know, More Than Search

Elasticsearch recently underwent a rebranding and name change to support their new business strategy to broaden their service offerings beyond just search and into the cloud SAAS as a service: Elasticsearch is, and will continue to be; the core engine of their product stack, but the company is building and maintaining a suite of solutions that delivers additional functionality beyond Elasticsearch.

As launching partner to Elasticsearch, we are tremendously proud to be a continued core partner of Elastic, offering our global customer base high-end consulting, implementation, training and support for their Elasticsearch-driven big data search projects. Check out more on our website

Brown_Bag_Session_140_100BROWN-BAG  SESSIONS

Interested in a 60-minute consultation session with a senior Elasticsearch specialist. We call these Brown-Bag  sessions. The aim is to educate and demonstrate, using best practices gleaned from thousands of deployments, how Elasticsearch can be used to architect a solution. You will soon see how easy and quick it is to get started. Request a brown bag session today!

ContainerSolutionsTrifork joint-venture: Container Solutions – Launches its own container technology, Rocker!

As you may recall Trifork launched a joint venture with Container Solutions in October last year. Container Solutions, mission is to provide professional services around Docker containers and other technologies in the infrastructure area. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.

Today they have announced the following:

Container Solutions is proud to release today its own container technology, Rocker. Rocker is an amalgamation of ideas and sources from both the Docker and Rocket projects.

Container Solutions Pini Reznik said this, Rocker is aimed at customers both in the financial services sector and travel industries that rely heavily on IBM’s z/OS, many of whom use COBOL. The question they ask is, ‘where is our solution for containerined architectures?’ Read more here

In the coming weeks, Container Solutions will be launching its certification program. To find out more visit the website or contact us today!

 

CREATING MOMENTUM IN EINDHOVEN

As we mentioned in our last newsbite we are now creating momentum at our new Trifork Eindhoven offices. We are thrilled to be hosting the first of many free GOTO Nights, and the GOTO Academy Training course planned.

The GOTO Academy is very proud to share with you that we have started to organize Docker training courses! The first training will be held on the 29 & 30 April in Eindhoven at our Trifork Offices. A special VIP discount code of 10% is given
to attendees of the GOTO Eindhoven Docker Night which will be held on the 16 April 2015. We are filling up fast so register today you don’t want to miss this!

Additionally if you’re in need of advice – We love to talk with you about anything digital! So if you want to discuss technical challenges or validate the technical feasibility of your concept; feel free to contact Marc te Vruchte direct !

 

IT’S ALL HAPPENING RIGHT HERE

EXCLUSIVELY CREATED FOR DEVELOPERS, BY DEVELOPERS

We are very proud and excited to share the good news: THE SCHEDULE IS LIVE!

GOTO AMSTERDAM: WORKSHOPS: JUNE 17, CONFERENCE DAYS: JUNE 18 & 19, 2015.

55 sessions of which are keynotes. So now you have 55 good reasons to SIGN UP today ! Be smart and take advantage of the Early Bird.Sign up by April 8th and pay only EUR 849 excl. VAT for two days of conference!

Core Tracks at this year’s event. 5th Keynote is all about Drones

Instead of having four keynotes at our conference as we usually do at GOTOs, we have decided to add a fifth keynote because it is our 5-year anniversary. In addition to the full-day track on Drones we managed to get Raffaello D’Andrea to present the party keynote all about autonomous systems and mobile robots! Expect multicopters to be flying around! Check out this video and see what Raffaello can do with drones! The other 4 keynote speakers are:Jeff Sutherland,Pragmatic Dave Thomas,Gunter Dueck and Mary Shaw!

To to get you in the mood for GOTO Amsterdam, we have released two new videos:

 

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED

We are delighted to be able to be part industry events and Meetups happening in our offices! If you are interested to host your own developer Meetup, in our offices please contact us info@trifork.nl.

Monday, April 13: GOTO Night) Amsterdam: “Acceptance Testing for Continuous Delivery” by Dave Farley Sign up Here

Writing and maintaining a suite acceptance tests that can give you a high level of confidence in the behavior and configuration of your system is a complex task. In this talk, Dave will describe approaches to acceptance testing that allow teams to: work quickly and effectively; build excellent functional coverage for complex enterprise-scale systems; manage and maintain those tests in the face of change, and of evolution in both the code base and the understanding of the business problem. This talk will answer the following questions, and more: How do you fail fast? How do you make your testing scalable? How do you isolate test cases from one-another? How do you maintain a working body of tests when you radically change the interface to your system?  Sign up Here

Thursday, April 16: GOTO Night (Eindhoven) “An Introduction to Docker” with Adrian Mouat, Allard Buijze & Marc te Vruchte. Sign up Here

In this talk, Adrian Mouat will give us an introduction to Docker and the ideas behind containerization. He will attempt to explain why there is so much hype around Docker and why you should be taking notice. The talk will include a short live demo, which is always likely to go wrong in a hilarious and unexpected manner. The talk concludes with a look at some of the major use cases for Docker.  Sign up Here

For more info or please contact us or visit the Academy.

 

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TRAINING COURSES AND
CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS

This year we have a fantastic schedule outlined for keeping you up-to-date with the latest technologies and training’s. Find out more more  visit the Academy

Core Spring (4 days) – April 7 – 10 – Only a few seats left! Sign up NOW!
In this course, students build a Spring- powered JEE application that demonstrates the Spring Framework in an intensely productive, hands-on exercise. Completion of this course gives participants the opportunity to take a Spring Certified Professional Exam. The training will be led by Joris Kuipers, a former SpringSource Consultant. For more info or please contact us or visit the Academy.

Introduction to Docker (2 days) – April 29 & 30 in Eindhoven Early bird price until April 15!

This two day training is a solid introduction to the Docker platform. In this training you will investigate the “why” of Docker and through a series of exercises learn it’s most important commands and capabilities. After this workshop, you will have a basic understanding of Docker and you will be able to comfortably integrate it in your working environment .For more info or please contact us or visit the Academy.

 

BLOG TASTIC!

We’ve published some great blogs, the newest ones.

Shield Your Kibana Dashboards: By Patrick Kik

Basic Android UI Performance : By Jacob Schmidt Nørskov

Developing .Net Software On Linux With Mono: By Linas Zvirblis

Active Cache Eviction With Ehcache And Spring Framework : By Frans Flippo

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