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GOTO Amsterdam 2017

Resilience engineering in a microservice landscape Attend my talk at GOTO to learn how we, the largest online retail platform in the Netherlands and Belgium, achieve fault tolerance. The bol. com website depends on dozens of services that might fail at any time.

GOTO Amsterdam 2017

My baby was leaky and now it’s not

When you build a service at bol. com your responsibility doesn’t end once the build is green. You’re actually supposed to run it (and keep it running) in production, too.

My baby was leaky and now it’s not

Life as an expat at bol.com

While working abroad as an expat might sound like an exciting opportunity with noteworthy advantages, "adaptation" constitutes the dominant factor of the entire challenge. Which language will you use for communication? What about cultural differences? To what extent will...

Life as an expat at bol.com

The future of the testing role

For years now, the role of the tester has been the topic of discussion and debate. The way we develop software in the age of Scrum, Agile and DevOps appears to have shifted the tasks and responsibilities associated with software testing for some us. Competitive markets demand a shorter time to market, without impacting quality.

The future of the testing role

Codemotion 2017

Applying “web scale” patterns in the bol. com back office Peter Paul van de Beek (IT Architect at bol. com) will show you in this session how we use “web scale” patterns to achieve scalability and flexibility in our back-office software.

Codemotion 2017