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Jim

Do They Really, Really Like You?

For decades, companies have been trying to figure out if you like them using various surveys — long and short, direct and not — as the primary tool to get you to talk about your relationship with them. And, for decades, you’ve mostly ignored them, responded sometimes, and largely avoided talking about your relationship. As […]

May 31, 2012

Julien Wetterwald

Belt and Suspenders: Safety and Trust in a Distributed System

Wealthfront is built on a traditional service-oriented architecture: requests from web browsers are dispatched to a cluster of Rails instances, which will in turn query back-end services. As a single page load might trigger tens of internal remote calls, it quickly becomes difficult to understand why a back-end service was called, who initiated the call, […]

May 02, 2012