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The official blog of Bazaarvoice R&D 2019-05-21T18:08:22Z
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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 […]