Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Remember Sochi

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Gigabits per second (Gbps). That is a unit you hear thrown around when talking about our file transfer technology. We brought 2Gbps transfers to NBC this year for the Winter Olympics. Uploads and downloads. Watching the data flow through our system while in Stamford, it got me thinking about the scope of it all. Now, […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Coding, Clean Code Series (Part 2)

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Contributed by Jack Scuncio In my last post on clean coding I talked about why clean code was important, how it saves money in the long run and increases productivity. Now I want to talk a little bit about some of the do's and don'ts of clean coding. Proper clean code without side effects takes […]

Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
A recent article at tvtechnology.com, discusses the ambiguity of the term "archive," and uses the Library of Congress archives as an example of how digital media is changing the way films are preserved for future access and use. It was not within the scope of the article to discuss how files are shuttled between locations, […]

Dev’s Corner: Clean Coding (Part One)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Contributed by Jack Scuncio I am a software developer, but do not let the title mislead you. I rarely develop software, it happens, but for the most part, (and the most part of every software developer's day to day), I am a software mechanic. When I first started working in the industry, I thought I […]

Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production – Game Footage Transfer Tactics that Win Championships

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Producing a live sporting event is, at the best of times, a challenging proposition for broadcasters. With multiple cameras producing massive high resolution video files, moving the uncompressed files for in-studio editing is a daunting task. Even with high bandwidth and an accelerated and managed file transfer solution there are sometimes obstacles. To address this […]

Dev’s Corner: Fighting Complexity with Smart Design

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Contributed by Jack Scuncio You might be hearing about our new Multi-Client feature in FileCatalyst Hotfolder soon, with 3.3 coming out soon. While the description of this wonderfully powerful new product is better left in more capable hands. I speak briefly about what's under the hood. That's what really excites me in the end and […]

Evaluating Technology: How to Choose the “Right” Solution

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Let me ask you a few questions: Java vs. C++ vs C# vs Objective C… which one is better? Windows vs. Linux vs Apple - which one rules? Android vs iPhone vs Blackberry - which one rocks? JSP vs. ASP vs. PHP - which one is the clear winner? There are countless articles on the […]

Dev’s Corner – Keeping our code base healthy with TDD!

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Contributed by Jack Scuncio Our software is always in a constant state of improving and growing. For the dev team this means that there are now more people working on more code than ever before and that our development process has to become more refined. When adding a new feature, we have to ensure the […]

Moving large volumes of smaller files – Webinar follow-up

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
In our June webinar last month we discussed how FileCatalyst is able to transfer large volumes of small files. This is accomplished by creating larger archives comprising of the smaller files, rather than sending the files individually. This blog is intended to further elaborate on some features I didn't discuss in the webinar and as […]

Accelerating transfers from a .NET environment

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Among our many APIs, FileCatalyst offers a way to integrate into a .NET platform using the FileCatalyst .NET DLL. The DLL can be used in C# applications as well as VB and C++. The DLL is a wrapper around our command line interface (CLI) tool. We wrote code to generate command line arguments as well […]