Category Archives: Open Source

King is committed to open source – we contribute to existing projects and we publish some of our own innovations under an open source licence. Our open source projects can be found here: http://king.github.io/

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Real-Time Monitoring in the Device Cloud

At King, the Device Cloud services multiple teams, saving them time when creating and maintaining automated tests on real devices. It provides an infrastructure that supports multiple test engines and provides more than 100 devices to the entire company with out-of-the-box features  such as Automatic App Crash Detection, Screenshots, and Monkey Test. Being an IaaS … Continue reading Real-Time Monitoring in the Device Cloud

How JavaFX was used to build a desktop application

In this blog post, I explain how JavaFX can be used to create the user interface for a cross-platform desktop application. This is all based on the real-life experience of building VocabHunter, an open source application to help people learning a foreign language. In my day job at King, I work as a server-side Java … Continue reading How JavaFX was used to build a desktop application

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Feeding Google Search Appliance with GitHub information

First question that I expect springs to your mind right after reading the title is “Why the hell should I connect my GitHub and Google Search Appliance (GSA) instances? As far as I know GitHub has it’s own search engine, plus if I wanted to have GitHub contents in my GSA I would just use the built-in … Continue reading Feeding Google Search Appliance with GitHub information

VocabHunter – A tool for learners of foreign languages

A Java-based application, developed as open source. Working here at King you meet people from all over the world. In my case I’m English but living and working in Barcelona. I’m busy learning Catalan and being a techie, I’ve developed some software to help in the learning process. One of the important of steps in … Continue reading VocabHunter – A tool for learners of foreign languages