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Sen Yu
Sen Yu

How to Make Your Persistent Queues Run Faster Safely

What is a Persistent Queue? A persistent queue is a list of objects that persist in the database waiting to be polled and processed in some way. Usually it is a table that has columns for data, timestamp of when the object persisted, and timestamp of when the object is polled. As opposed to an […]

May 04, 2016

Pascal-Louis Perez

Why Culture is Key

Typically, entrepreneurs seek three things: changing the world, financial success and creating a unique organization that will last for decades. The opportunity to shape a company’s culture, values and treatment of its customers is one of the most exciting elements of joining a startup early. When I decided to join Wealthfront in 2007, I saw […]

February 02, 2011

Pascal-Louis Perez

Evolve or die: Start-ups and “Dealing with Darwin”

It’s that time of the month again. Endless conversations about the product roadmap, planning, priorities and resources. “We’re accumulating too much technical debt,” says the CTO, “we badly need some time to work on magic-refactoring-XYZ.” The product guy nervously answers a bit too quickly: “Are you forgetting about those killer-features-of-the-year we’ve been putting off?” “What […]

November 04, 2010

Ian Atha

Live Broadcast for Lean Startup for Geeks at Wealthfront with Eric Ries

About a month ago, when we announced the second meetup of our “Lean Startup for Geeks at Wealthfront with Eric Ries” series, we couldn’t imagine the extraordinary demand for attendance. Our headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. couldn’t accommodate everybody who wanted in, and we had to turn down over 20 people and stop accepting requests […]

October 21, 2010