Posted on by Arnold Franke | Posted in Developer Blog, synyx Blog | Tagged , , , , , ,

Last weekend our conference train got rolling again. A group of twelve synyx guys and gals boarded the ICE to our capital, heading for the Berlin Expert Days, a nice and small two-day developer conference. The anticipation was high as the topics and speakers were promising and we were looking forward to having a nice time inside and outside of the conference.


The following talks were my (highly subjective) Top 3 of the conference:

Posted on by Mike Kesler | Posted in Administrator Blog, synyx Blog

In my last blog post, i talked about all these little things you need to keep in mind when setting up a new or replace your current network infrastructure. I came up with that topic first, because in our case we are not only building a new data center, but we are also building a whole new office location. Providing a working network infrastructure to the office floor was crucial in our case, that's why we took care of that first.

Posted on by Katja Arrasz-Schepanski | Posted in synyx Blog | Tagged ,

Letztes Wochenende fand zum zweiten Mal das DevCamp in Karlsruhe statt. Nicht nur weil synyx auch dieses Mal als Sponsor auftritt, war ich beide Tage vor Ort. Nein, ich finde diese Art der Veranstaltungen einfach klasse. Eine lockere Atmosphäre, man trifft viele nette, aufgeschlossene Leute. Außerdem gefällt mir das Format. Es gibt hier keine Zuschauer, sondern nur Mitwirkende. Jeder Teilnehmer bekommt dabei die Zeit, seinen Vortrag, Workshop oder eine einfache Diskussionsrunde durchzuführen.


Posted on by Mike Kesler | Posted in Administrator Blog, synyx Blog

Welcome 2014! This year will be pretty big for us here at synyx - business has been doing well and in the last couple of years, we have been grown to, as of now, employ a dedicated team of almost 50 individuals. The downside though: We are quickly running out of office space. Guess what, it's time to move!

Our new office. In the faaaar back: Our CEO Thomas Kraft

Posted on by Katja Arrasz-Schepanski | Posted in synyx Blog | Tagged , ,

Am 22.01.14 fand im IHK Bildungszentrum das erste Karlsruher Unternehmerforum statt. Thema war: Verantwortung übernehmen, Flagge zeigen, Zukunft sichern.
Da wir von synyx dieses Thema, auch Corporate Social Responsibility genannt, ebenfalls als sehr wichtig empfinden und bereits entsprechend Maßnahmen ergriffen haben, war mir schnell klar, dass ich an dieser Veranstaltung teilnehmen möchte. Einerseits um weitere Ideen zu sammeln, andererseits natürlich auch, um neue Kontakte zu knüpfen.

Posted on by Michael Clausen | Posted in Developer Blog | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Code gluse

Today's post targets an API, which has been released on Dec. 11, 2006; the javax.scripting package [1] and a lot of good articles that have been written around it.
The intention for this post is not about 'how to use the scripting packaging', but about gluse. So what do I mean with the phrase gluse? Gluse is a coinage
for glue and (re)usage. As many of the Java developer know about the plenty of good libraries from maven central / github and the integration process, a few of them
might ask how to integrate libraries from other languages as well. As many of the every day problems have already bean addressed, there is a good chance that someone else has done the job for you and is willing to share.

Posted on by Arnold Franke | Posted in Developer Blog, synyx Blog | Tagged , , ,

Every development project has a business guy attached, who holds the project money and makes the decisions what the team should implement. That guy can be your customer, sales manager, product manager, the product owner in a scrum project or simply your boss. In this article we will conveniently call him "manager". Constant small refactoring, test coverage and other technical things that you do while developing features don't really concern him. But from time to time you have a big, technical issue, that does not have apparent business value and does not add any features. You see it as absolutely necessary but you need the time and approval from your manager to do it. Watch this conversation between a developer and the well known "pointy haired boss", that I stole from a post and that seems awkwardly familiar to every developer:

Posted on by Oliver Messner | Posted in Developer Blog, synyx Blog | Tagged , ,

Our team is working on an application for one of our clients, a service provider for container logistics, shipping cargo between seaports, terminals and other loading sites. The business domain also includes the calculation of shipping prices subjected to the agreements met between the shipping company and its customers. We recently implemented the concept of so called offers into the application, whereas each offer contains multiple terminal-specific prices. One or more offers may be assigned to a customer (see diagram below, capturing these domain concepts).


Our technology stack encompasses Spring Framework and JPA as the persistence technology. All the applications data is stored in a relational database.

Posted on by Tobias Schneider | Posted in synyx Blog | Tagged , , , , , , ,

I am a fresh employee at synyx. I started early in 2013 to work for the company and the Devoxx 2013 in Antwerp was my first conference with my new colleagues. Everything started around august when a colleague asked „Whoooo want to go to the Devoxx in November. Are you in? And you?“, he was so enthusiastic that I thought: “Hm first conference with these guys? One week with them in another country? And that on my birthday? Let's do it!”.

Posted on by Christian Mennerich | Posted in Developer Blog | Tagged , ,

The confernence venue

The NoSQL matters conference took place in Barcelona, Spain, from 29-30 November. Barcelona is a big, beautiful (but crowded) city. The conference venue, the Casa Convalescència, belongs to the complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau which was declared World Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It has a great atmosphere! The conference itself was sold out, and thus more than 150 participants came together to discuss about the field of NoSQL and related technologies. It was well organized, and the schedule left time for discussions and to change the rooms. The concluding 'session' brought all the participants together for tapas and beer and encouraged them for further lively discussions.