Ladies that UX Utrecht take over

    Thatiana, on 29-03-2017
    Category: UX, Development

    Last Wednesday we had an inspiring evening at We held Ladies that UX Utrecht meetup as part of our campaign Women in Tech*. Ladies that UX Utrecht is an existing group that brings together women that have passion for User Experience Design, tech and digital, positively promoting and teaching each other. They gladly brought two uplifting presentations to the 45 people in the audience. Before it everybody enjoyed a nice dinner and got prepared for what was coming after.

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    Our agile journey so far – Part 2: involving everyone

    Menno Vis, on 27-03-2017
    Category: Culture, Development

    This is the second post about our growth story. In the first blog post we introduced our Man on the Moon program; how we plan to manage a fast growing company like ours. In this second part we’ll explain how we have involved all stakeholders and participants in our journey to the moon. Also, we’ll share what has inspired us and how this has helped us to set our own direction.

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    Big, bigger, scalable

    Niels Basjes, on 22-03-2017
    Category: Architecture, Development

    At we service millions of products to millions of customers, resulting in billions of pages each year. We want to create the most effective service to our visitors we possibly can. So we spent a lot of time preparing the content, monitoring the systems and analyzing how we can support our customers better in finding what they really want.

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    Video: James Bach on the future of the testing role

    Joost van Wollingen, on 21-03-2017
    Category: Development, Testing

    We hosted the Techlab meetup on the 15th of March, which was a very well visited evening. James kicked off the night in style by speaking about the future of the testing role. He also went into detail on what skills make testers unique and that readiness to pick up tasks is crucial to be able to do a task well. Click read more to see the video!

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    Let our partners shine

    Thatiana, on 20-03-2017
    Category: Culture, Development

    Today we had our third edition of Let partners shine. Around 50 bol.comer’s – among them software engineers, test engineers, information analysts, UX designers and business analysts – got together for the whole day to participate in this competition. The idea was to fix and improve little interactions that cause frustration for the users in the partner platform.

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    Daan Giesen, on 16-03-2017
    Category: Blog, UX, Development starts an online test environment called It is a way to test and experiment quickly with new (technical) ideas and concepts in order to improve the shopping experience of the customer. This new environment is opened in order to speed up the innovation process from idea to realization, and fills up the gap between user research (N = 1) and A/B testing (N = >100k).

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    How structure helps me to maintain software

    Oscar Westra van Holthe - Kind, on 7-02-2017
    Category: Development

    Software maintenance can be hell. I’m sure that many developers have opened up an existing codebase, only to be greeted with a plethora of packages. You can usually see in excruciating detail the kinds of classes the software has. Any features implemented by the software are obfuscated. And once you slowly, ever so slowly, get to know the software, it gets worse: all those packages have a more or less good reason to exist. This means refactoring bit by bit (the boy scout rule) only makes the situation worse, and…

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    My baby was leaky and now it’s not

    Roy Jacobs, on 7-02-2017
    Category: Development

    When you build a service at your responsibility doesn’t end once the build is green. You’re actually supposed to run it (and keep it running) in production, too. Luckily, our team doesn’t have to do this all by ourselves: there are platform and infrastructure teams to turn to and other development teams to harass over coffee. It’s a bit like caring for a newborn baby I suppose: you try to do a lot yourself but when the baby starts crying for the first time you’ll need all the help…

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