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January 31, 2023
OverviewAs Wayfair technology teams begin their replatforming journeys, more engineers will make decisions for their single purpose database. Choosing the right database technology is one of the most important decisions you can make when building a new microservice. If you realize down the line that you have made the wrong choice, migrating to another database can be a costly and risky procedure. We committed to Google as our cloud platform provider, and they offer multiple robust database options. Learning enough about all of them to make an informed decision can be a steep hill to climb; therefore, we set out to streamline this process, and provide our teams with a guide to help make these decisions.
January 17, 2023
A closer look at engineering’s role in Wayfair’s design system, Homebase
January 10, 2023
Last October, at the Lesbians Who Tech in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to speak to a packed house about navigating a career in technology. Whether you’re an aspiring technologist or a seasoned veteran, career navigation is essential in this sector, where unprecedented evolutions and disruptive shifts in innovation require us to plot our course carefully. This is especially the case in the areas of software and algorithms.
January 4, 2023
Wayfair has tens of millions of products that serve the needs of over 33 million customers. Each of our customers have nuanced preferences as they buy products to help them create their own unique sense of home. Our search and recommender systems play an important role in helping customers find these products as quickly and conveniently as possible.
December 20, 2022
According to Colin Gray, a growing number of economists are being drawn to the prospect of carrying out interesting work at technology companies like Wayfair.
December 12, 2022
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a business area that’s garnered more attention over the last 2+ years than the supply chain. Just recently, Wayfair CTO Fiona Tan spoke about the supply chain at the FORTUNE Brainstorm A.I. 2022 event in San Francisco, where the focus was, you guessed it, artificial intelligence (AI). More specifically, how businesses are shifting from dabbling in A.I. to putting it into the hands of every worker.
December 7, 2022
Not too long ago, Wayfair came to a crossroads with our aging 20-year-old, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) EDI platform, which was not only slow but could not handle the critical new data formats used by our businesses as well as our suppliers and partners.
November 30, 2022
Testing is the critical part of software development. Unit testing is usually where it starts. That’s because it is quick and easy to get started and builds the safeguard to protect the future code changes to ensure they are inline with the corner cases. It is also much easier to maintain. The biggest advantage of unit tests comes from forcing the developers to write modularized and testable code.