Analysis

Adventures in San Francisco – part three, an introduction and a talk with keen.io

Following on from my earlier visits to Sauce and the Googleplex, before attending Google I/O 2016 I took the time to visit Keen IO.

Keen IO

If you don’t know about Keen, they are an awesome platform, providing analytics for developers. In this post, I’ll show you a couple of ways we’ve used Keen IO, as well as bringing you video of the talk I gave about it during my visit to Google I/O 2016.

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Agile

TDD, BDD, and specs2: A testing strategy for Scala

Here at YOOX NET-A-PORTER, we think that testing is an important part of a modern development process. As a new starter in a team working on Scala APIs that provide up-to-date shipping options information, I wanted to write about ideas we’ve discussed on how we write test code. Writing good test code can be as much of a skill as writing good application code, and our team have been looking at tools and frameworks to help us with writing the most readable, reliable and efficient test code that we can.

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Events

The UX Crunch at NET-A-PORTER

We recently hosted The UX Crunch at our offices.

The UX Crunch is a meet up for User Experience people to network and improve their knowledge of the field. They hold monthly UX events in collaboration with leading companies in the UK, showcasing UX case studies and knowledge. They are not tied to one individual company so each event is totally different with new guest speakers for each.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group gave two of the three talks:

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Javascript

Profile-Driven Development

Now, don’t worry. I’m not here to force a new programming methodology upon you. Instead I want to highlight how profiling can, and I think should, be an important part of your development process, and how it can help improve code quality.

A few months ago, we (the tech team for Net-A-Porter.com) were getting ready to launch our newest application – a new webapp to serve all of our product pages. But during load testing, we noticed very high levels of CPU activity on the server.

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Career

YNAP TECH GRAD SCHEME – JEROME, CLASS OF 2015

As a very recent addition to the graduate scheme here at YNAP, I thought it would be useful to share my experiences in joining the scheme. Whilst discussing the various challenges us graduates face (it is a lot harder than it looks!), I will also be sharing a few tips and tricks I feel are important for a smooth transition into the scheme.

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Career

YNAP Tech Grad Scheme – Chris, Class of 2014

A student fresh out of university is keen to learn, keen to impress, and eager to mould themselves into a pioneer of their industry. The problem I faced was narrowing down exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to do it. That’s the biggest benefit of the NET-A-PORTER graduate scheme – it figured it out for me.

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Analysis

Our very first Analyst Community Unconference

In July 2015, the very first NET-A-PORTER Group Analyst Community Unconference took place at our offices in Westfield. We set up to provide the opportunity to share knowledge and to meet other people within the company that, like us, work with data. The event’s objective was to mark the starting point of the first community of analysts within the NET-A-PORTER Group.

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