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Wix Engineering Podcast. For developers, by Wix Engineering: Architecture, scaling, mobile and web development, management and more. The stories and the insights of our very own engineers, shoulder to shoulder, with some of the most prominent voices in the tech community.

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Wix Engineering Podcast. For developers, by Wix Engineering: Architecture, scaling, mobile and web development, management and more. The stories and the insights of our very own engineers, shoulder to shoulder, with some of the most prominent voices in the tech community.

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Crisis Mode: Building a Nationwide App During a Global Pandemic

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Crisis Mode: Building a Nationwide App During a Global Pandemic

     The world was devolving into panic, as COVID-19 tore through every country on Earth. That's when Yoav Abrahami received one of the most important assignments of his life: to build an app that would service the entire nation of Israel through its pandemic response. 
    The kicker? He had one week to finish the job.
     
    Want more? Read also here:
    https://www.wix.engineering/post/helping-seniors-during-the-covid-19-crisis

    • 24 min
    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Outmatched: How Svelte Beats the Odds

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Outmatched: How Svelte Beats the Odds

    Nobody in their right mind would create a product to compete against Facebook and Google. Except for Richard Harris. In 2016 he released a new JavaScript framework to market, to stand alongside React and Angular. Failure was not only possible, but likely. What did he have up his sleeve?
     
    Read the full transcript here: https://www.wix.engineering/post/how-svelte-beats-the-odds-e04-full-transcript

    • 25 min
    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Out of Your Comfort Zone

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Microservices are useful for medium-to-large companies that've evolved past all-in-one software solutions. But when you start stacking up 12, 100, 1,000 different microservices, it seems almost impossible to manage. To keep everything functional, you may just have to take drastic measures.
    Read the full episode transcript: https://www.wix.engineering/post/out-of-your-comfort-zone-e03-full-transcript

    • 20 min
    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Growing Pains

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Growing Pains

    Ittai Zeidman, Wix’s Backend Engineering Lead, was in the hospital with his wife and two-days-old new born baby, when he got an urgent call from the company’s VP of R&D. A crisis was unfolding: the build system was broken, leaving hundreds of developers unable to do their work. This crisis wasn’t an isolated incident: it was the result of a series of problems resulting from the company’s success and fast growth. Ittai and his peers faced a serious challenge – but they knew they weren't the only ones: Google, Facebook, and Twitter were also serving millions of users. Utilizing and learning from these company's experiences, Ittai helped transform Wix’s build system from the ground up with Bazel, an open-source Continuous Integration system. How can developers face serious scaling issues, and implement company-wide infrastructure successfully?We will also hear about Exodus, Wix Engineering’s open-source tool that can easily migrate your JVM code from Maven to Bazel, and go deeper on Bazel and Scaling with Natan Slinisky and Or Shahar.
    Read more on our blog:https://www.wix.engineering/post/bazelcon-2019-lessons-learned-from-migrating-our-build-system-to-bazel
    https://www.wix.engineering/post/introducing-exodus-easily-migrate-from-maven-to-bazel
    Read the full episode transcript: https://www.wix.engineering/post/growing-pains-e02-full-transcript

    • 32 min
    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Stand Up & Fight - Part II

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Stand Up & Fight - Part II

    Hakon Lie is a Norwegian web pioneer, who invented and implemented CSS – one of the most fundamental technologies of the modern web. CSS was hailed by everybody – except one very important company: Microsoft.During the late 90’s and early 00’, Microsoft insisted on it’s own, non-standard implementation of CSS. This caused major headaches for the dev community, since IE was the leading browser back then – but there was nothing to be done. Microsoft was such a giant in the technology world, that nobody had the power to force it to change its ways.
    In 2005, Hakon Lie decided enough is enough. In an open letter to Bill Gates, he challenged Microsoft’s CEO to prove his commitment to the future of web interoperability. This is the story of one developer’s willingness to fight for the principles he believes in, even against the biggest technology company in the world.In this episode we will also hear it from Gilad Segal on how Wix Engineering is taking CSS to the next level.
    https://www.wiumlie.no/en
    Read the full episode transcript: https://www.wix.engineering/post/stand-up-and-fight-e01p02-full-transcript

    • 28 min
    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Stand Up & Fight - Part I

    [Wix Engineering Podcast] Stand Up & Fight - Part I

    Hakon Lie is a Norwegian web pioneer, who invented and implemented CSS – one of the most fundamental technologies of the modern web. CSS was hailed by everybody – except one very important company: Microsoft.
    During the late 90’s and early 00’, Microsoft insisted on it’s own, non-standard implementation of CSS. This caused major headaches to the dev community, since IE was the leading browser back then – but there was nothing to be done. Microsoft was such a giant in the technology world, that nobody had the power to force it to change its ways.
    In 2005, Hakon Lie decided enough is enough. In an open letter to Bill Gates, he challenged Microsoft’s CEO to prove his commitment to the future of web interoperability. This is the story of one developer’s willingness to fight for the principles he believes in, even against the biggest technology company in the world.
    https://www.wiumlie.no/en
    Read the full episode transcript: https://www.wix.engineering/post/stand-up-and-fight-e01p01-full-transcript

    • 20 min

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