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ESA Proba-V App developed by Solenix-led Consortium15 April 2016

Solenix’s consortium for Software Prototyping and Mobile App Development at ESRIN recently published the ESA Proba-V App, for Android and iOS devices.

The App allows users to obtain information about the vegetation status around a location, as derived from the NDVI products of ESA's Proba-V satellite. The current version uses 10-day products, of 1Km resolution, but future upgrades of the App will use 300m and even 100m resolution data.


Big Data from Space Conference 2016 - 15-17 March 2016 - Tenerife, Spain22 March 2016

Last week we attended the BiDS'16 conference: three days packed with presentations, demos and posters organised around three main topics: data lifecycle, infrastructures and services for big data and big data scenarios. The main goal of the conference was to bring together all stakeholders working with big data in the space domain and foster innovation and networking across organisations and countries in Europe.



Is It a Topic or a Queue?19 February 2016

At Solenix, we use message queue technologies in various projects and our implementation of choice is Apache ActiveMQ. The experience we gathered with the Java Message Service (JMS) in general and ActiveMQ in particular was put together and presented to the entire software engineering team during a technical workshop.

During this event, various topics were discussed and concrete situations were analysed with respect to:


ESA Sentinel iOS Application Developed by Solenix-led Consortium08 December 2015

Solenix’s consortium for Software Prototyping and Mobile App Development at ESRIN developed the recently published ESA Sentinel iOS application.

The application is a gateway to knowing the Sentinel satellites. It lets you track the satellites in real-time, discover their key components, read the latest news and learn more about their products.

Today’s update of the application includes important new features:


Hibernate and JPA - Solenix Workshop30 September 2015

Last week we had a workshop covering the Hibernate framework as implementation of the Java Persistence API.

Hibernate is a powerful framework and great tool to manage complex data in our applications and the specific needs for different database implementations (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and many others). Particularly for common data operations this frees our developers from boilerplate code and lets us focus on the actual logic.


SonarQube Workshop17 August 2015

During our last internal workshop, we discussed SonarQube and further trained the team on this tool for continuous inspection of source code via static analysis. SonarQube is an important part of our Software Engineering Framework, and we use it every day to monitor and improve the quality of the software we maintain and develop.

SonarQube allows us to verify various aspects of code quality such as the coverage of automated tests, the respect of our customers’ coding conventions and the adequacy to standard best practices.


Solenix goes Bundesliga24 July 2015

We are proud to announce that Solenix has become a sponsoring partner of Darmstadt’s football team SVD 98, also known as the “Lilien”.


FOSS4G Europe in Como20 July 2015

We attended the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Europe conference in sunny, 35-degree Como, 15th to 17th of July 2015. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the community and get informed on the state-of-the-art in this relatively new field to us.

The status overview of open-source projects allowed comparing different solutions to similar challenges, such as virtual globes (Web World Wind / CesiumJS / Glob3Mobile) or Web Processing Service (WPS) implementations (pyWPS / ZOO-Project), with their own approach, benefits, philosophy and trends.