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In the news: Sonalake delighted to contribute to major milestone in National Broadband Plan

Today, National Broadband Ireland (NBI) hit a significant milestone with the formal launch of the first set of rural community Broadband Connection Points (BCPs), a key element of the Government’s National Broadband Plan. Sonalake has delivered the active monitoring solution for the BCP network including remote probes supported by its cloud based VisiMetrix solution for network monitoring and analytics. We are also heavily involved in supporting NBI with the build out of its telecom business and operational support infrastructure.

October 8th, 2020|

Hypothesis Testing of frequency-based samples

In part three of Introduction to Hypothesis Testing series we outlined some code samples for how to perform t-tests on mean-based samples. This post will now go into more detail for frequency-based samples.

August 25th, 2020|

Enterprise Design: Anything but Typical

Enterprise design is unlike that of B2C, due to typical guidelines around navigation, flow, visual hierarchy and density not being applicable and would do more harm than good. This comes down the most fundamental design principle: design with the user in mind. In this post, our colleague Thandi discusses the unique challenges within B2B and enterprise-level software design, while reviewing things she has learned along the way.

August 6th, 2020|

Key Takeaways from the 1st Virtual DataVizLive

The recent DataVizLive was held entirely online, due to COVID and like the rest of the world, they had to quickly learn to do things remotely-first. Although it wasn't faultless, it was still very engaging and filled with experienced speakers, who delivered practical visualisations. In this post, I will share my key takeaways from the event!

July 23rd, 2020|

Hypothesis Testing of mean-based samples

In part two of Introduction to Hypothesis Testing series we outlined some code samples for how to perform z-tests on proportion-based samples. This post will now go into more detail for mean-based samples.

July 16th, 2020|

Towards better functional programming in Java with Vavr

Despite being 62 years old, functional programming is doing very well, hasn't been forgotten and is a paradigm that is used daily. In the article, I have included basic concepts regarding FP and briefly presented the use of selected elements of the Vavr library, which are only a brief introduction to the whole range of solutions and approaches that can be implemented.

July 9th, 2020|

Selenide: a powerful testing framework

Many testers think about starting their adventure in writing automated test scripts. For anyone interested in commencing their journey with test automation, I would highly recommend starting with Selenide. Why Selenide? Selenide provides simple locators, built-in waits, readable methods and actions. It can be a great start for beginners or a new tool for advanced automation testers.

June 19th, 2020|

Quantitative analysis is as subjective as qualitative analysis

When you analyse data you’re making lots of choices about what tools to use, and what the results mean. The aim of this post is to make clear the nature of the kinds of choices an analyst will make when examining data, and what responsibility is on you - the reader - to understand these choices before accepting the results of someone else’s analysis.

May 28th, 2020|