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As a software engineer, how do I change my career to DevOps?

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:37
At Bazaarvoice, we’re big fans of cloud. Real big. We’re also fans of DevOps. There’s been a lot of discussion over the past several years about “What is DevOps?” Usually, this term is used to describe Systems Engineers and Site Reliability Engineers (sometimes called Infrastructure Engineers, Systems Engineers, Operations Engineers or, in the most unfortunate […]

Cross-Platform Mobile SDK Testing

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:04
This Bazaarvoice blog entry is co-authored by Tanvir Pathan as part of a Bazaarvoice internship project on the Bazaarvoice Mobile Team. Automated testing of native mobile applications has long been a pain point in the world of mobile app development. If you are creating and distributing apps or open source SDKs across two or more major platforms […]

Augment your pattern library with page types

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 13:12
Pattern libraries sometimes fall short of helping enterprise teams build different products the same way. These palettes of components (toolbars, pop-ins) and patterns (searching, navigating) can be assembled into any number of UIs, leading to too many right answers. While the public pattern libraries like Google Material must accommodate countless unimagined applications, our private libraries […]

Looking Back at Looking Back: A Retrospective of the Retrospective Process

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 15:21
A while ago, I published a post on this blog about how to perform retrospectives for development teams who proscribe to Kanban and/or the agile development process. You can read that post here: Don’t Look Back in Anger I’ve received a lot of feedback on that blog post – enough that I thought I’d follow up […]


Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:45
In the previous blog post I introduced our stripe-ctf-2-vm, a self-contained capture the flag puzzle ladder in one vm. In this post, I’d like to talk about how we used the vm to introduce the security mindset to our developers here at Bazaarvoice. One of the tenets in R&D is to responsibly “fail fast, win […]

Ah, But Do You Have a Flag?

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 14:59
Hey you there, did you know that forty percent of all data breaches are due to web application vulnerabilities? That means the very software your team is building is likely to be the vector to getting your data pwnd. Still feeling skeptical? You should google Heartland’s 2008 breach, eBay’s XSS vulnerability, or Time Warner’s password […]