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Are you thinking of going to the Cloud?

Have you thought about transferring your existing software and applications to the Cloud, but are still hesitating? Many companies are open to cloud services in principle, but stick to the existing ways and hosting solutions in practice. There may be several reasons for this, such as security and other risks and uncertainty of the costs and benefits.   ADVANCED DATA SECURITY Regarding data security, the fact that the service is in the internal network behind the firewall does not provide

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Have you thought about transferring your existing software and applications to the Cloud, but are still hesitating? Many companies are open to cloud services in principle, but stick to...


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USING R SWIFT TO MANAGE IOS RESOURCES

For those of you used to Android development, you know that file called R that’s autogenerated by Android Studio and gives you access to the resources inside your application. By using this file you have flexibility to change your resources, and have the compiler alerting you about misspellings or missing resources that you are referencing on your project. This is especially great for keeping your sanity when dealing with large projects. I’m a huge fan of the R file on

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For those of you used to Android development, you know that file called R that’s autogenerated by Android Studio and gives you access to the resources inside your application....


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WORKING AS A CONSULTANT INSIDE THE CUSTOMER’S DEVELOPMENT TEAM

HOW DOES THE PROCESS START? In many ways, starting to work as a consult inside the customer’s team is a lot like starting to work for a new employer. The process usually starts by you receiving an email with an invitation to meet the customer, who are looking for a developer for their app. The following week, you have a hiring interview with the customer where you will talk about your resume, what they are looking for, the project they

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HOW DOES THE PROCESS START? In many ways, starting to work as a consult inside the customer’s team is a lot like starting to work for a new employer....


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BUILDING STARCUT’S NEW WEBSITE

In this video you can see Starcut’s new website being built by our UI/UX designer Toghrul Afandiyev.    

In this video you can see Starcut’s new website being built by our UI/UX designer Toghrul Afandiyev.    


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STARCUT AND HID GLOBAL STARTING A PARTNERSHIP ON GOID™ MOBILE IDENTITY SERVICE

Bringing together Starcut’s expertise and HID’s unique technology in the development of goID™ will truly make a difference in Finnish mobile identity projects. HID is carrying out its first pilots by the end of this year, and Starcut is bringing this pioneering solution to Finnish markets. HID goID™ enables you to carry your identity documentation on your phone, so that you have it conveniently with you wherever you go. All your IDs are securely in one app, which is used

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Bringing together Starcut’s expertise and HID’s unique technology in the development of goID™ will truly make a difference in Finnish mobile identity projects. HID is carrying out its first...


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MULTI-ENVIRONMENT DEPLOYMENTS USING AWS CODEDEPLOY AND MAVEN

This blog post details how to use AWS CodeDeploy and Maven to create a deployment process that easily supports multiple independent environments, such as staging and production. AWS CODEDEPLOY SETUP Create an AWS CodeDeploy application with a name of your choice. In this example, the name application is used. Under the newly created application, create one deployment group for each environment. The deployment group names should match the environment identifiers: staging, prod. S3 SETUP Create an S3 bucket called application-deployment . Enable versioning for this bucket.

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This blog post details how to use AWS CodeDeploy and Maven to create a deployment process that easily supports multiple independent environments, such as staging and production. AWS CODEDEPLOY...


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USING REALM ON A MVP PROJECT

This blog is from the Android development perspective. Realm is an open source NoSQL multi platform database. It’s simplicity and transaction speed has made it a very popular database for mobile applications. From the perspective of the end-users, Realm provides many appreciated features. Realtime functionalities and offline experience are faster and easier to build.   SIMPLICITY A class will be bound to Realm database by extending from RealmObject. No need to tag the attributes, Realm will do the code generation for you.

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This blog is from the Android development perspective. Realm is an open source NoSQL multi platform database. It’s simplicity and transaction speed has made it a very popular database...


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FACE DETECTION IN IOS

If you use Facebook, you have probably noticed that it can detect faces on photos with a quite good precision, but have you ever wondered which kind of technologies could provide the same functionality for your mobile application? Face detection is not something new for iOS. In fact since iOS 5 with CoreImage’s CIDetector, we were able to detect faces and some details like eyes and mouth positions. Image from WWDC 2017 Not all faces could be detected due to

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If you use Facebook, you have probably noticed that it can detect faces on photos with a quite good precision, but have you ever wondered which kind of technologies...


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TAMRO LINK HOSPITAL

Starcut on toteuttanut yhdessä Tamron kanssa innovatiivisen Tamro LINK Hospital verkkopalvelun sairaalalääkkeiden arvopohjaisten hinnoittelumallien hallinnointiin. Palvelun avulla sairaala-apteekeissa ja -osastoilla arvopohjaisesti hinnoiteltuihin lääkkeisiin liittyvä työmäärä kevenee oleellisesti. Tamro LINK Hospital -palvelu kokoaa kaikkiin sopimuksiin liittyvät tiedot, ja hoitohenkilöstön on helppo syöttää tiedot potilaan saamasta lääkeannoksesta ja hoitojaksosta keskitetysti yhteen ja samaan paikkaan. Sovelluksen raportointiosion avulla sairaala-apteekki seuraa ja hallinnoi sopimuksia vaivattomasti. Starcut tarttui kehityshaasteeseen ennakkoluulottomasti. ”He pystyivät tekemään kaikki vaiheet suunnittelusta palvelun toteutukseen kunnianhimoisella aikataululla”, Tamron palveluliiketoiminnasta vastaava Hanna Kanerva

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Starcut on toteuttanut yhdessä Tamron kanssa innovatiivisen Tamro LINK Hospital verkkopalvelun sairaalalääkkeiden arvopohjaisten hinnoittelumallien hallinnointiin. Palvelun avulla sairaala-apteekeissa ja -osastoilla arvopohjaisesti hinnoiteltuihin lääkkeisiin liittyvä työmäärä kevenee oleellisesti. Tamro LINK...


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LOCAL ENCRYPTION WITH ANDROID

In the real world, what are safe boxes for? All of them are breakable if someone spends enough time and effort on it. However, if the time and efforts needed become long enough, then it might not be worth even trying to crack the safe. A good safe is a safe that will take more time and effort than its content is worth for the attacker. This is still true when it comes to encryption in digital devices. Some encryption

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In the real world, what are safe boxes for? All of them are breakable if someone spends enough time and effort on it. However, if the time and efforts...


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