Sinara Blog Archive

Category: Coding

Automating system tests with Sinara.TestDriver



As any experienced software developer will know, testing is one of the most critical areas of software engineering and continues long after the code itself is written. If you want your project to be a success, you need to ensure your plan includes a realistic amount of time for both internal testing (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING

Building a mobile trading platform using Xamarin.Forms



When one of our clients requested a mobile trading platform to complement their existing web system, our team knew this would be a particularly interesting project allowing us to make use of several important frameworks and technologies. (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING

Building a Dictionary in TypeScript



It only takes a quick search of “JavaScript” in r/ProgrammerHumor to understand the love/hate relationship that software developers have with JavaScript. The language boasts dynamic types, which therefore creates a lack of type-safety, often leading to weird and wonderful results. One of the subreddit’s favourite examples is: [6, -2, 2, -7].sort(); (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING

SignalR Coding Best Practices – Revisited



Nearly 3 years ago, I wrote a short blog post on basic best practices for using SignalR to add real-time functionality to web applications. Since then, our teams at Sinara have built many more web applications of varying complexity using SignalR, and have gradually refined our technique over time. In this blog post, I’ll (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING

Using LINQ for Data Access



Data access is an underlying aspect of almost all applications, whether through external sources such as XML and databases, or information internal to the application. For a long time, despite advancements in object-oriented programming, there was a lack of good facilities for querying and manipulating data. Then, along came .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ), (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING

Developing Secure Systems



Sinara has been developing leading financial solutions for over 25 years, and throughout that time, the need to develop secure systems has been a constant. While requirements and technologies change over time, the financial sector has always recognised the importance of client confidentiality and information security, and cybersecurity concerns have been increasingly scrutinised in the (more…)

Share

CONTINUE READING