Using cytric

cytric Travel & Expense is the newest addition to funnel.travel. In this blog I'll outline the setup and some configuration options. We don't need traveler profiles in our data streams If your data streams don't require traveler profiles, the setup is done within seconds. Just configure a "cytric cCBD" producer extension: As usual, funnel.travel will … Continue reading Using cytric

How to write terrible unit tests

It's popular nowadays to strongly advocate writing unit tests, followed by awesome examples of how Mockito can help you isolate your test. This is an opinionated post about cargo cult testing. Why do we I write tests? Been there, done that. We all know why tests are important. And yet, let me point out why … Continue reading How to write terrible unit tests

Applying GDPR to middleware SaaS

funnel.travel has been reviewed for GDPR compliance. This weekend, the last follow-ups from that review are being pushed to production. In this blog post, I'll share some insights and feature changes resulting from the review. A quick note on the fundamentals (If you're familiar with the basics of GDPR, skip this section) GDPR applies to … Continue reading Applying GDPR to middleware SaaS

Speed

The quality metric "performance" usually takes a back seat to "bug-free". I'm not saying the former is more important than the latter; but I am saying the former is important. For a web application, not responding to a user interaction within 2s (max!) could be deemed a bug. This blog will highlight some interesting aspects … Continue reading Speed

Adding GDS to the mix

In the past few weeks, new extensions have been added to funnel.travel: Process Amadeus AIR filesProcess Galileo GMIR files Send booking data to Viselio for visa processing If you're using the Amadeus ProPrinter or the Galileo Print Manager, enabling top-quality visa application services with Viselio is a matter of seconds to configure. https://youtu.be/9vknVBbW6js More on … Continue reading Adding GDS to the mix

How funnel.travel can help you

Enter funnel.travel funnel.travel is an open platform to manage corporate travel data (ie. booking data once a booking has been made) What funnel.travel can do? With the right extensions, funnel.travel can stream all your travel data sources into the same business processes, deliver all your travel data to the same data consumers regardless of original … Continue reading How funnel.travel can help you

Building Maven projects in Eclipse

Maven and Eclipse have a history. In the early days, the Maven integration in Eclipse was considered sub-par. I've read statements that IntelliJ offers way better support for Maven projects. But then, I've also read statements that Eclipse offers way better support for Maven projects (than IntelliJ). It seems to depend on the versions being … Continue reading Building Maven projects in Eclipse