Cracking the Code with Senior Software Engineer Hashan

In our recurring series “Cracking the Code”, we ask inspiring team members at Gapstars five questions about what they’re working on and how they are fulfilling their career aspirations.

Today we’re talking to Hashan Kulasinghe, Senior Software Engineer for our partner Otrium, to learn more about how he is living his life with music, how he deals with working from home, his beginnings of getting into tech and how the pandemic has impacted his priorities.

What excites you about your role and what are you working on right now?

I work for Otrium, a partner of Gapstars. Otrium is an…


Welcome to another instalment of the Gapstars Explorer Series. With this month’s focus being on PHP, this article will discuss how to make a PHP application highly available.

When using the term highly available, it is important to distinguish what that precisely means. In engineering terms, ‘highly available’ refers to the probability that an item will operate as intended under stated conditions in an ideal support environment. When it comes to PHP applications, maintaining availability is critical as many PHP applications today are used in high-demand, mission-critical environments such as e-commerce marketplaces, social networks and ride-hailing applications. In a business…


Welcome to another instalment of the Gapstars Explorer Series. With this month’s focus being on PHP, this article will discuss how to make a PHP application highly available.

When using the term highly available, it is important to distinguish what that precisely means. In engineering terms, ‘highly available’ refers to the probability that an item will operate as intended under stated conditions in an ideal support environment. When it comes to PHP applications, maintaining availability is critical as many PHP applications today are used in high-demand, mission-critical environments such as e-commerce marketplaces, social networks and ride-hailing applications. In a business…


We’re exploring how dynamic PHP is within Gapstars itself!

Welcome to another instalment of the Gapstars Explorer Series. Complementing this month’s focus on PHP, we will discuss what PHP is and the domain in which it is used. We’ll be covering:

  • PHP at a Glance
  • PHP At Large

And

  • Usage of PHP among Gapstars’ partners

Right. Let’s jump in.

PHP at a Glance

PHP, short for “Hypertext Preprocessor”, started as an open-source project. The first version of PHP was developed by Rasmus Lerdorf back in 1994.

As a staple server-side scripting language in web development today, it is known for…


Picking up where we left off with a new webinar series for 2021

We have some superb news for you this week. And that is, for 2021, we’re bringing back the Gapstars Explorer Series with a bang!

Yay!

Tell Me What It Is

In short, the Explorer Series 2.0 is a series of meetups, webinars and events conducted by Gapstars about the Information Technology climate in Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and the wider world in general. We started the series back in 2018 to spark discourse within the technology community and foster thought leadership and sharing of knowledge.

So far in our previous Explorer Series, we have covered a variety of topics including:

TDD with Laravel, SOLID Design…


Here are some tips and tricks from our top recruiters to help you prepare for a job interview at Gapstars.

Here at Gapstars, we’re on a mission to empower the high-tech startups in Amsterdam by arming them with the best talent Sri Lanka has to offer.

If you are excited about joining Gapstars to work in some of the hottest startups in The Netherlands, here’s what you should know.

What We Do at Gapstars

At Gapstars, we act as a bridge between the high-tech startup ecosystem in the Netherlands and Sri Lanka by allowing Sri Lanka’s best Software Engineers to work directly in Dutch startups.

Thanks to the open culture and focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, The Netherlands now boasts a flourishing ecosystem of high-tech…


Our female rockstars that #ChoosetoChallenge

Today at Gapstars we are celebrating. Celebrating and recognising the ladies in our life. It’s International Women’s Day and we want to champion those amazing women who work with us. This year the theme, ‘Choose to Challenge’ strongly resonates with Gapstars. Challenge generates change and we embrace this wholeheartedly…

As a tech firm, we are all too aware of the gender imbalance within the workforce. The number of women working in this field remains consistently low and has been for the past 30 years. In fact, according to the website womentech.net, a mere 17% of IT specialists are women. It’s…


Cracking the Code with Tech Lead Treasure

In our recurring series “Cracking the Code”, we ask inspiring team members at Gapstars five questions about their work and how they fulfil their career aspirations.

Today we are talking to Treasure Priyamal, Tech Lead for our partner Temper. He tells us about his work with Temper, how he ventured into Software Engineering, his thoughts on remote working during a pandemic, and how he’s fond of snorkelling and boat rides.

So, let’s get cracking.

What excites you about your role and what are you working on right now?

I work for Gapstars partner Temper as a Tech Lead. At Temper…


Cracking the Code with Technical Specialist Naveen

In our recurring series “Cracking the Code” we ask inspiring team members at Gapstars five questions about what they’re working on and how their fulfilling career aspirations.

Today we’re talking to Naveen Wijeyratne, Technical Specialist for our partner Monotch, to learn more about how practising jiu-jitsu is helping his well-being while working from home, the beginnings of getting into tech and how the pandemic has impacted his priorities.

What excites you about your role and what you’re working on right now?

I’m part of the Monotch team, a partner of Gapstars. Monotch focuses on smart, secure and sustainable mobility in Europe. Monotch’s Smart Mobility platform aims to provide solutions for efficient travel.

Traffic…


One year on, here’s how Gapstars built an app and raced across magical Sri Lanka.

TukTuk Tournament 2019

Around this time a year ago, we built an app, strapped flamingos on a TukTuk, raised our flags, climbed mountains and scampered across elephants — experiencing the magic of the TukTuk Tournament.

The event included 78 participants on 35 teams from 15 countries racing each other across Sri Lanka.

Wait! I’m confused — What’s a TukTuk?

The TukTuk, commonly known as a three-wheeler or trishaw is a motorized version of the pulled or cycle rickshaw. There are many different TukTuk types, designs, and variations which are widely used for urban transportation across Asia.

The most common type is characterized by a sheet-metal body on three wheels with…

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