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Configuration… Hardcode it!

November 21, 2013

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… Read more

Pushing a Feature On My First Day

October 04, 2013

  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… Read more

Continuous Deployment: API Compatibility Verification

March 19, 2013

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… Read more

Hurricane Sandy puts YAGNI to the test

November 13, 2012

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,… Read more

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

November 11, 2011

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… Read more

Beyond Agile: Continuous Deployment Panel

May 09, 2011

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… Read more