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In this podcast we share our experience with you to learn and entertain. Showing you our approach to IT, e-commerce and retail tech platforms.

We are looking into the things that we’re enthusiastic about that are happening here at bol.com. As always, we have a bunch of ideas to share… This is how we do IT!



Topics in the episodes vary from:

- tech oriented, for instance the introduction of new programming languages

- business-tech oriented, for instance the way we apply data science in retail challenges

- way of working in tech, cultural aspects and agility

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In this podcast we share our experience with you to learn and entertain. Showing you our approach to IT, e-commerce and retail tech platforms.

We are looking into the things that we’re enthusiastic about that are happening here at bol.com. As always, we have a bunch of ideas to share… This is how we do IT!



Topics in the episodes vary from:

- tech oriented, for instance the introduction of new programming languages

- business-tech oriented, for instance the way we apply data science in retail challenges

- way of working in tech, cultural aspects and agility

    The Spaces Championship – our code competition

    The Spaces Championship – our code competition

    It was briefly mentioned in our episode on Advent of Code. We also started an internal Coding Championship. Spaces Championship. Let’s dive into this and find out what it is all about.  From our personal experience, we know that is easier to train and improve when we are in a competition. Could it be that the same mechanism is here at work too? Let us know when you think we should open-up this competition externally as well, goto Linkedin, mailto: techlab@bol.com or twitter us: @bol_com_Techlab Guests Harmen Prins – Software…

    • 29 min.
    Everybody is a UX Researcher

    Everybody is a UX Researcher

    In this episode, we talk to Marieke and Tadeusz since we were intrigued by the title of their meetup presentation: Everybody is a UX Researcher. Since we didn’t consider ourselves a UX Researcher before we wanted to know more about the subject. And we wanted to find out if being a UX Researcher could also improve our daily professional lives. And in the end, we actually think it can. Hope you enjoy the talk too. Guests In an earlier episode, we talked with Marieke Linssen about the future of voice and…

    • 32 min.
    10 takeaways from KotlinConf

    10 takeaways from KotlinConf

    A group of Kotlin enthusiast joined KotlinConf back in December last year in Copenhagen. We invited this group to share their learnings for this conference. Two of the participants are sharing their takeaways from KotlinConf with you. Our first podcast was about the adoption of Kotlin at bol.com. Hope you will also enjoy this episode and our second season. Guests Cas Plattel; Software Engineer in the Fintech domain  Oscar Spruit; Software Engineer in the Apps domain Hosts Peter Brouwers Peter Paul van de Beek Shownotes KotlinConf KotlinConf 2019 on youtube

    • 34 min.
    Advent of Code 2019

    Advent of Code 2019

    The subject of this podcast episode is totally in line with the holiday season. Time for the advent calendars in many different formats. One of these formats is the Advent of Code 2019!   The bol.com Tech Community is participating in this event. In this episode, we talk with 2 participants and discover what it is all about. We explore what it could do. Our software engineers see it as a good way to sharpen their problem solving and a good exercise for the upcoming bol.com spaces programming championship. Some become really competitive. Guests Erik…

    • 26 min.
    Dealing with Technical Debt – an experiment

    Dealing with Technical Debt – an experiment

    One of the aspects that keep popping up in software development: Technical Debt. Some created on purpose, for example, to get features into production fast. Some just came into existence… So, what is Technical Debt? And how to fight it. According to the definition* it can be compared to monetary debt. If technical debt is not repaid, it can accumulate ‘interest’, making it harder to implement changes later on.   A couple of weeks ago George approached us and said, it might be an interesting topic to discuss because in my team an…

    • 32 min.
    How we tame Google Cloud resources with R2D2

    How we tame Google Cloud resources with R2D2

    How we tame Google Cloud resources with R2D2. We had some episodes on the cloud already. Now it’s time to discuss how bol.com combines the promises of the cloud and their requirements for Reproducibility and Reliability. For instance, balance infinite resources and ultimate autonomy with security. Within bol.com we developed R2D2. R2D2 stands for our Reproducible Resource Deployment Definition tool which combines the functions of Terraform, Cloud SDK and Puppet Labs. It helps us to ensure Recovery, Security, Self-service, Stability and Scalability in our move to the cloud. The reason…

    • 41 min.

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RogierL ,

Great initiative! Easy to listen, very interesting

Very interesting to hear how bol.com in terms of IT does stuff. Highly recommended.

Innuedo ,

Nice

Nice to get some insights on how Bol.com uses tech!

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