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Your integration platform is a cost bomb according to Radar Group so if your company are looking for quick savings due to the COVID-19 crisis, we can help you save 50-60% and provide an ROI in less than a year.

Many companies are under financial pressure during the ongoing pandemic and are looking for ways to reduce cost in the short term.

Your integration platform is a cost bomb according to a study by Radar Group. This webinar will present how you can replace your existing integration platform with a modern cloud solution from TIQQE and cheer up your CFO with substantial savings.

Join our webinar the 5th of May, 08:30-09:15, to learn more.

Please enroll here

You can also read our blog post including a financial example of a company with 100 integrations.

  • 2MSEK in savings the first year
  • 8MSEK in savings the following years
  • 34MSEK in accumulated savings in 5 years (49%)
  • Return on investment, less than a year

If you’re planning an upgrade from Biztalk 2016 to 2020, you will have an even greater business case.

Welcome!

People

Richard Vergis just joined TIQQE!

We are very proud to announce that Richard has joined the TIQQE family and will be engaged in important development tasks at PostNord.

Richard is a backend-developer who likes to build and improve software that solves real-world business problems, aiming for positive business impact. He is inspired by a high productivity culture and innovation, always walking the line between perfection and a getting-it-done mentality.

Richard uses the best practices he has learned to help his clients achieve their goals. He also loves learning about anything, especially if it makes him better at his craft. We look forward to work with you and to be inspired by you and your great experience in AWS and node.js

#hackthecrisis

#hackthecrisis

Most of us are affected by the COVID-19 virus, or Corona, either in our private life or business life. Hack The Crisis is an initiative from the Swedish Government and TIQQE contributed with a mobile digital queue solution for the retail industry.

Hack the Crisis is an online hackathon organized by DIGGHack for SwedenOpenhack and The Swedish Government. The mission is to design, test and execute ideas for the future of Sweden and the world. The idea is to gather creative ideas and develop concepts in an attempt to create solutions helping to make further progress in the ongoing resistance.

David Borgenvik and Johannes Uhr at TIQQE developed a mobile digital queue solution for the retail industry in just 48 hours. Consumers can use their mobile phone to get a ticket in a queue instead of pressing a button on the ticketing machine in the store, which could be contaminated and spread the COVID-19 virus to others.

Mobile Digital Queue solution by TIQQE
Serverless

Simply: AWS Lambda

Why should I use AWS Lambda and how does it work? In this blog post I provide you with a practical hands-on guide of how to create your first AWS Lambda service and explain why you should use it to create awesome customer value.

What is AWS Lambda?

With AWS lambda we can write code and execute it without caring about configuring servers.

Why should I use it?

It enables you to quickly develop business relevant code and deliver value for your customers and stakeholders.

How do I start?

First you’re gonna need an AWS account, follow this guide.

Creating our first Lambda

From the AWS console head to Services and search for Lambda select the first option.

Click Create Function

Enter your name for the lambda and select runtime (I’m going with Node.js) Leave everything else default.

Writing code

When your lambda is created you’ll be taken to that lambdas page where you can see and setup lots of information and options about your lambda, let’s not worry too much about that right now and just scroll down to “Function Code”.

Using the inline editor (you are of course able to write code with any IDE you want and deploy it to AWS but I’ll cover that in another post) let’s enter some code, this is what I used.

exports.handler = async (event) => {
console.log('event', event); // initiate animals array
const animals = ['cat', 'dog', 'tardigrade']; // get input
const input = JSON.parse(event.body).input; // concatinate animals with input
concatAnimalsInput(animals, input) // create a response object and return it
const response = {
statusCode: 200,
body: JSON.stringify(animals),
};
return response;
};const concatAnimalsInput = (animals, input) => {
if(typeof input === 'string') {
animals.push(input);
} else {
animals = animals.concat(input);
}
}

Testing our code

At the top of the screen click configure test event and create an event to execute the function with.

The event in JSON format

Hit Create and finally click the “Test” button.

After its execution you’ll see the result and the output by clicking Details in the green result box, you can also click (logs) to enter CloudWatch Logs and get a better look into all executions of your lambda.

Good job!

You’ve just created a lambda and the possibilities with it are endless, in future posts I’ll discuss how we can connect an API to our lambda via API Gateway and how we can store our data in the NoSQL database DynamoDB.

Discussion: what about the price?

With Lambda the first million requests each month are alway free after that you pay $0.20 per 1M requests and $0.0000166667 for every GB-second, read more here. Lambda is usually used together with other AWS services that might also incur cost such as Cloudwatch logs which we touched upon in this post, Cloudwatch logs also offer a free tier, 5GB of Log Data Ingestion and 5GB of Log Data Archive, which means nothing we did in this post will result in any cost even if you do no cleanup.
Read more about the economics of cloud here “Cloud is expensive”

I don’t want to use the inline code editor!

Great, me neither, I suggest as a first step either looking into exporting your code to zip and uploading to the lambda

or exploring the Serverless framework, a tool that makes it easy to deploy serverless applications such as Lambda!

You’re welcome to contact me if you have any questions.

Mail: filip.pettersson@tiqqe.com
LinkedIn: Filip Pettersson

Read more articles in this series:

Simply: AWS DynamoDB

People

Cajza Nydén just joined TIQQE!

We are thrilled to welcome Cajza Nydén to our growing family. Cajza is a fullstack developer and will strengthen one of our customer teams. We asked a couple of questions to Cajza about her first impressions of TIQQE and why she decided to join.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I knew TIQQE as a young company that focuses on AWS and is growing fast.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

It was TIQQE’s values that attracted me. As a junior developer I wanted to work at a place where I’m not only judged on how much I know now, but on what I’m able to learn as well and TIQQE values your willingness to learn just as high as your skills.

What was your first impression of TIQQE?

My first day was at the kick-off, where we had workshops on how to work towards our vision. I felt good to be allowed to be a part of that and it made me feel included from the very start. I got the impression that TIQQE doesn’t only talk the talk about listening to its people, they walk the walk. 

What is your role at TIQQE?

I’m a junior fullstack developer in a team working with Postnord. 

How has your first time been at TIQQE?

My first time at TIQQE has been really exciting! I have already learned so much and met so many smart and passionate people. It has been high tempo, learning by doing and very fun!

What are you looking forward to in the near future?

I look forward to to never stop learning and developing my skills further. 

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I now know that TIQQE is a company that really cares about its people, about its customers and about working with things they believe in.

Thanks for sharing Cajza!

People

Martina Della Corte is joining TIQQE

We are thrilled to announce Martina Della Corte as a new colleague. Martina is a fullstack developer and will strengthen one of our customer teams. We asked a couple of questions to Martina about her first impressions of TIQQE and why she decided to join.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I got to know about TIQQE from two friends who described TIQQE as “an amazing company, with amazing people” and as a “cool company that works with the cloud”. Then I read more about TIQQE on the website and I discovered the “serverless company” approach.

Why Did you want to join TIQQE?

Hearing my friends speaking about TIQQE and reading more about it, made me feel like that this was exactly the opportunity I was looking for – a place where I could apply my knowledge and improve my skills, a place where I could have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies, approaches and solutions. I felt that TIQQE was a company that looks into the future.

What was your first impression of TIQQE this week?

This first week confirmed the feelings I had before I started. Plus, I realized I am surrounded by very professional developers: I’ve listened them speaking about work to do, I saw them having meetings and it was clear that they know how to do their job and how much passion they have for it. That made me feel really lucky because I understood that I can improve a lot, both as a person and as a developer, working with them.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I am a full-stack developer

How was your first time been at TIQQE?

I think that my first time was in reality in February when I joined for the monthly meeting at lunch and it was like being in a special place, a different company compared to the others. I have never had that kind of feeling in my previous working experience and I got the same feeling when I started this Monday.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I am looking forward to show that I can be part of TIQQE, that I can add value to the company both as a person and as a developer. I am part of the MIMIRO project and I am looking forward to paying back the trust shown in me, working well and with passion, as I always do.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I know that TIQQE is an IT company that looks to the future working with cloud computing, that the people working at TIQQE are nice people and amazing developers. I know that TIQQE cares about people and about customers and I know more about the structure of the company.

Thanks for sharing Martina!

Tiqqe

TIQQE comes to Gothenburg

In late 2019, we established TIQQE in Gothenburg to get closer to our customers in the west and south of Sweden. Now it’s time to celebrate the establishment with a kickoff where we want to invite customers, partners, friends and potential new acquaintances to celebrate with us.

We will treat you to a great evening with awesome presentations of the latest and greatest within serverless technology. We will also explain the purpose of TIQQE and #theTIQQEcode, which is influencing everything we do. If you have a business problem you are struggling with, you can bring that and challenge our experts to come up with a solution for you. That’s just a few examples of why you should join. Of course you will be able to enjoy food and drinks while making new connections with lots of interesting people!

We will update the event and present our speakers during the coming weeks but be sure to reserve a seat by signing up already today right here.

People

Aldee Mativo is joining TIQQE

We’re happy to welcome Aldee to the TIQQE family.

A dedicated and very experienced sofware engineer who excels at developing web-based applications. A great team player and used to Scrum methodology. Deeply skilled in developing web-apps. Fully masters the entire development stack including testing and deployment. A passionate developer with great experience working with Linux environment and the AWS Architecture and services. Aldee is always thrilled to learn new technologies.

When Aldee is away from his workstation, he spends a lot of time with his parents and Aivy, his partner in life. He’s a certified dog lover too ;-).

Aldee is engaged as an experienced Fullstack Developer in a distributed DevOps team at our customer, Postnord. He works closely with Benjamin as a serverless developer.

Welcome to TIQQE!