Introduction At bol.com we have two main ways of running our applications. We can deploy them in a Datacenter (DC) managed by us or we can run them on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Many applications are being migrated from DC to the GCP to take advantage of the different products available in GCP. Switching to the cloud isn’t just a matter of lift ‘n shifting your application though, there are several changes that you should take into account. One of those changes is, how the behavior of the underlying platform…Read more
This year the bol.com Spaces Summit was held virtually and Anastasija and myself, Quiran Storey, presented a talk on a topic that is close to our daily work “From prototype to production. A real-life cloud story.” About the talk All things start out as ideas, or prototypes, and our R2D2 is no different. In this talk we will give you a glimpse of how bol.com’s self-service cloud provisioning tool came to be. But also how it is constantly evolving from a proof of concept to a full-on production system. We…Read more
“It didn’t look like a big issue at that moment”. Everybody in the room listened to what the Engineer on Duty (EoD) had to tell about the first moments what, later on, turned out to be a partly outage of the webshop in peak season.Read more
Bol.com has a build automation tools team since 2012, going from installation manuals, to hundreds of manually maintained Jenkins jobs, to 5000+ generated Jenkins jobs, to fully autonomous teams. What did we do, what are we doing, where are we going, and how are we getting there.
In this demo rich talk, We’ll show you the ins- and outs, our challenges, and our approaches to keeping our growing development community happy and productive.Read more
Creating great software just doesn’t cut it anymore. Nowadays you as the developer are also responsible for running it.When things go wrong, you’re the one pouring through all the data to find out what happened.Read more
Due to the influence of agile working and the increasing dynamics of the market, releasing is becoming a bottleneck. The question is: how can we fundamentally accelerate the release process? Rini van solingen explains which measures work in practice and illustrates this based on interviews at bol.com.Read more
At the Berlin Buzzwords 2017 conference I had the chance to talk about our new measuring infrastructure at bol.com.Read more