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Jeff Holt

Configuration… Hardcode it!

If you’ve read other Wealthfront engineering blog posts (Continuous Deployment: API Compatibility Verification, Move cash faster, Pushing a Feature On My First Day), you’re aware that continous integration and deployment forms the core of our development process. Many consequences of a continuous integration and deployment process such as ours are obvious – high confidence test […]

November 21, 2013

Rija Javed

Pushing a Feature On My First Day

  One of my main reasons for joining Wealthfront was its engineering culture. After meeting the team as well as perusing the engineering blogs, I was excited to start working here. So how did the first day fare? Well I was setup with all of the major projects, finished work on a small feature for […]

October 04, 2013

David Fortunato

Continuous Deployment: API Compatibility Verification

We haven’t said much about our continuous deployment system recently. Mostly that’s because there hasn’t been much to say. We invest in systems and infrastructure through a process called proportional investment: we spend time on areas that cause us problems and our deployment infrastructure has performed well, requiring little incremental investment. However, recently we made […]

March 19, 2013
Kevin Peterson
Kevin Peterson

Hurricane Sandy puts YAGNI to the test

On Sunday night, Oct 29th, we learned that most US equities markets would be closed the next day due to Hurricane Sandy. This is very unusual: the only times the market has been closed since the four days following 9/11 have been the National Days of Mourning following the deaths of Presidents Reagan and Ford, […]

November 13, 2012

Julien Wetterwald

Deploying With a Phone Call: Speech Recognition in a Java backend

We had a lot of fun playing with last week’s experiment. However, it became quickly obvious that clicking on a button next to the service you want to deploy is much more convenient than talking to your web browser. Could we take the experiment further and build something that’s actually useful? Well, we all knew […]

November 11, 2011

Eishay Smith

Beyond Agile: Continuous Deployment Panel

Continuing our tradition of meetups at Wealthfront with industry leaders such as Eric Ries and Steve Blank, we would like to open a new series of meetups about advanced lean methodologies. On Thursday May 26 we will have a Continuous Deployment Panel, co-sponsored with IMVU here at Palo Alto. The moderator of the event will be […]

May 09, 2011