Software Development

Technical skills, innovation and business strategy are meaningless without the right leadership

Wayne Yan believes leaders who have composure and are critical thinkers are the best bet. Wayne Lester Yan, CTO at Dariel Software, is a third generation Chinese immigrant: both his grandfathers moved to South Africa. “My parents were born here, I was born here and, as such, I speak better Afrikaans than I do Mandarin,” he […]

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Tech and TV

The most awesome thing about working in a tech space? It’s being able to understand TV shows that have awesome tech in them. I kid you not, it makes you feel like a guru (maybe even scares you a bit) when you can understand how someone “hacked” into a mainframe (or like Joe in the

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Fostering Ambition at Dariel

It’s a common belief that great accomplishments require great ambition. What we frequently forget however is that often ambition is a fragile element sometimes needing motivation, guidance, advice, mature support and a moral compass (perhaps just to stop the hackers amongst us from becoming the next Gary McKinnon!). In my experience, these 5 factors all

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MD Series | Artificial Intelligence being applied to the Logging Industry

The logging industry is being driven by a wave of automation primarily with the usage of robots and automated vehicles for tree felling, pruning and transportation.  One of the motivating factors behind this automation is the arduous and dangerous occupation of a tree feller. However automation is also being economically driven due to the gain

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Mutation Testing

How good are your unit tests? Are they actually effective at catching mistakes? Test quality has been a long sought after metric. Many tools offer code coverage as a solution, although as most developers would know, like a mathematical divergence test, bad coverage is bad, but good coverage could really just go either way. This

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