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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

Gaining Valuable Insights From Complex Surveys with Alchemer

Posted 6 months ago by Milos Svana

Surveys are a great way to collect opinions from a large number of people from different groups, subsequently using this information to design better products and services. Despite the proliferation of many advanced analysis tools it’s often difficult to understand the needs of your customers without the direct communication provided by surveys. Simple survey tools […]

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Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Veteran Rob Pinna VP of Product and Engineering at Serenity App., Inc. Shares 5 Essentials For Development Velocity

Posted 7 months ago by Gabor Puhalla

Most of us understand velocity in terms of objects: how fast something can travel in a given direction. But what does this term mean when it comes to engineering teams – and why is understanding this so fundamental to building your team’s velocity? profiq is one of the founders and organizers for the Moving Fast […]

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Decoupling Policies From Your Software With Open Policy Agent, Part 2

Posted 9 months ago by Milos Svana

In a previous article, we introduced Open Policy Agent (OPA), a simple open source tool that lets you decouple your organizational policies, including service authorization rules, from other parts of your software stack. We showed you many ways how OPA can be integrated into your service architecture, and also presented a few policy definition examples. […]

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Decoupling Policies From Your Software With Open Policy Agent, Part 1

Posted 11 months ago by Milos Svana

Organizations operate in an ever-changing environment. These environmental changes for example include an introduction of a new law, technological progress, or even large-scale crises, such as the one we are experiencing right now. Organizations often need to react to these outside factors by updating their organizational policies. Many of these policies are implemented in software. […]

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Creating a Chatbot-Based Reservation System with Pandorabots

Posted 2 years ago by Petr Bednar

If you’ve ever shopped online, created a playlist with Spotify, or tried to learn a new language with Duolingo, or chatted on WhatsApp, you’ve interacted with a chatbot. In addition to being used by industries as wide ranging as news sites, retail, and real estate, chatbots have also become quite popular. According to a recent […]

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Test Drive: Web-Scale Authentication and Authorization With FusionAuth

Posted 2 years ago by Ľubomír Mlích

Overview Every web application is intended for humans. If interaction is expected, the application obviously needs to authenticate users, create accounts for them, and keep their credentials secure. This can be a complex task due to security and privacy concerns. While it is possible to create our own solution, it is much easier to use […]

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How To Safely Store Your Data on the Cloud

Posted 3 years ago by Christian Krutsche

For more than a decade, the cloud, cloud computing, and cloud storage have been some of the hottest and enduring buzzwords in our industry. While most companies understand the benefits of moving their servers to the cloud and have made the leap, there are still many holdouts. The reason for this is simple; they do […]

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Creating a data-secure app with IronCore Labs

Posted 3 years ago by Christian Krutsche

  “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.”       Ginni Rometty – Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM The consequences of data breaches are devastating. In 2017, there were 1,579 data breaches in the U.S. alone, an increase of nearly 45% from 2016. And it’s expensive. The average cost […]

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Creating COPPA-Compliant Apps With Dynepic playPORTAL™ SDK

Posted 3 years ago by Petr Matej

With 79% of websites and 7 out of 10 smartphones collecting personal information, now more than ever, data privacy is paramount. Laws such as the U.S. Privacy Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and most recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act all aim to protect personal data. There are some types of personal […]

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Creating a Mobile Live Stream Platform With Wowza Media Systems

Posted 3 years ago by Petr Matej

Whether you are watching Coachella live on YouTube, connecting with your followers via Instagram stories, or gaming with more than 10 million other daily active users on Twitch, there’s no denying that live streaming video has become an indispensable part of our lives. All you really need is a reliable internet connection and a device […]

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