Spaces Summit is our annual internal bol. com conference for IT, by IT, and friends: Two fun days of inspiration, knowledge sharing, bragging, and community. This year we had our first digital version of the summit.
Or: Everybody is a remote UX Researcher
In our previous post we talked about how ‘Everybody is a UX Researcher’ and we believe that involving all stakeholders and letting them talk to our users is vital for a good product development.
Then corona happened, but we wouldn’t...
During the spaces summit this year, I did a talk on “Chaos Engineering: Why we should embrace chaos”.
I've been working as a software developer since 2008 and have been at bol. com since 2016.
We can imagine that at a regular company your colleagues might become very nervous when you worsen the frontend performance by more than a second on the onload, just before the peak season. In this story we'd like to...
Integration testing Pub/Sub interactions in your application
As part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google provides Pub/Sub as its queuing mechanism. After creating a Pub/Sub topic in GCP, you can create publishers to send messages to a topic and subscribers to receive messages from a topic. In order to send or receive...
You are a UX researcher, and you are a UX researcher… Everybody is a UX researcher!
That’s kind of our approach to user centered design at bol. com. Does it make the whole process more customer minded? Definitely.
Introducing Stanley: bol.com highway to (heaven) BigQuery
Yes, it’s confirmed! Bol. com is going to the Cloud! The contract with Google has been recently signed, which gives us about 1 year to migrate from Platfora (our BI visualization tool), before it stops having support.
1 year thus to migrate many datasets and dashboards to the Cloud.