• DevOps Tools by Microsoft

    18 July 2014
    By Alexander Popov, .Net developer


    Nowdays, the DevOps methodology is gaining popularity in the software development community.
    In this article I will describe the basic DevOps approaches and talk about the DevOps tools from Microsoft which can help to implement these approaches in the .Net world.


  • Using branding in SharePoint to improve user adoption

    17 July 2014
    By Anna Kolot, SharePoint Developer

    SharePoint-based corporate portal

    A SharePoint intranet portal is a way to centralize access to enterprise information and applications on a corporate network. This tool helps a company manage its data, applications and information more easily. It is primarily designed to be an indispensable tool for your work, a single point of access to corporate documents.


  • Alexander Shchedrin

    Alex Shchedrin, DataArt’s Engagement Manager, recently earned the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designation.
    The CHTP certification program was jointly developed by the American Hotel and Lodging Association and Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals as a symbol of competency in hospitality information technology. The CHTP exam was first given in 1994 at HITEC in Dallas, Texas. Since then, more than 250 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world.


  • A Digital Pen In The IoT System With The DeviceHive Platform

    02 July 2014
    By Oleg Kruk, Embedded Research Lab Leader

    Business professionals and consumers are discovering the benefits of wireless digital pens. By writing on special digital paper or directly on select computer screens, digital pen users can convert their sketches, diagrams, and any other type of handwritten communication into electronic files instantaneously. These files can integrate across devices and applications. Users can synchronize their notes with electronic calendars, provide their electronic signatures on contracts in Adobe PDF format, and create visual overlays onto web content. They can also convert handwritten notes into text, allowing mobile users to create and share “mobile notes”. The technology decreases paper usage and the need for manual electronic conversion tasks, and adds some interesting new capabilities for electronic communication.


  • How To: Integrate Your Heart Rate App With HealthKit API

    26 June 2014
    By Anton Rudnev, Mobile Developer

    At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month Apple introduced an app simply called “Health”that promises to become an all-embracing hub for healthcare and fitness applications and wearable devices. It will allow you to store all of your health data and vital signs in one place including your heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, sleep patterns, consumed and burnt calories and more. It will also give you control over all of your health apps through one interface.


  • In the previous part of this article we made a summary sheet comparing three different time tracking tools for Salesforce, and made a throughout analysis of “Hourly Timesheets for Payroll, Project Timesheet Time Tracking for Billing”. This time, let’s look closer at “Time Tracking” and “Time Track”


  • Alan Young Joins DataArt’s Advisory Board

    10 June 2014
    By Gregory Abbott, Senior Vice President, Travel & Hospitality and Maria Zolotareva, Marketing specialist

    Alan Young, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at TrustYou and CEO at PuzzlePartner, joins as Advisor to the rapidly expanding travel & hospitality practice at DataArt, bringing many years of valuable industry experience.

    Alan Young began his hospitality/travel technology career 25 years ago working in an operational capacity with Four Seasons Hotels based in Toronto, Ontario, when his career turned from operations to the tech side of business.

    Alan has held executive-level positions with Newtrade Technologies (Expedia), Hotel Information Systems (Softbrands), Hotel Booking Solutions and IBS Software, focusing on marketing and selling software applications to the global leaders of the hospitality industry.


  • DeviceHive as a Ready IoT Solution for Wearables. Connecting EZ-430-Chronos Watch

    10 June 2014
    By Oleg Kruk, Embedded Research Lab Leader

    With all the challenges inherent in M2M, how does a developer focus on the areas where he or she is most needed? How is their time best used?
    Controlling a dispersed, wirelessly connected field of devices is a daunting task. DeviceHive has already absorbed some of the time-consuming procedural work and developed an open source framework that can effectively manage such M2M connections. By laying the groundwork, it allows developers to put aside the implementation of protocols and messaging libraries and focus on the main functionality of the system.


  • Salesforce CRM is one of the most comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) system that combines sales management with marketing, customer service and quality control. It helps to track deals with inbound leads and manage relationships with clients.

    In this article, we look at the time-tracking functionality provided by the platform.


  • DataArt Computer Vision Lab Released Football Clubs Recognizer

    06 June 2014
    By Igor Litvinenko, Mobile Developer

    DataArt Research Lab has released its application for football fans that visually identifies football clubs. Football Clubs Recognizer is available on the Apple App Store.

    In preparation for the 2014 Football World Cup, DataArt Computer Vision experts developed the first version of an application that provides full information about football teams including their place in the standings, roster, list of recent and upcoming matches, information about players, etc. To get information regarding a certain team just point the phone camera at a team logo wherever it may be displayed. The application can successfully recognize logos from screens, newspapers, etc.