Martin Loncaric
Martin Loncaric

How We Avoid A/B Testing Errors with Shrinkage

At Wealthfront, we use A/B tests to make our services more effective, informative, and convenient. Each A/B test consists of two or more variants of a feature or design, which we expose to visitors at random until we have have enough data to infer which is better. In a previous post, we explained why we […]

October 29, 2015
Eli White
Eli White

Testing JavaScript Modules

In our previous post we outlined benefits of writing JavaScript in modules. One benefit we didn’t mention was how much more testable JavaScript modules are. In your test file you can require the module under test and let the require system import any dependencies. The goal of this post is to outline some of the […]

October 13, 2015

Kevin Johnstone

Advice for the Transition from College to Industry

The transition from college to industry came with quite a few surprises and lessons. Reflecting back on own my experience, I want to share a few insights I’ve gained. Additionally I want to share habits I formed during my undergraduate that transitioned well, as well as those that required significant changes in order to assimilate […]

September 29, 2015

Adam Cataldo

Why We Use Bayesian Inference

At Wealthfront, we’re constantly experimenting with our products to make them better. Like other internet companies, we use a metrics-driven approach to test product changes. Each change is validated with an A/B test (hypothesis test), where we evaluate the change on a subset of clients by measuring its impact on some business metric, like the […]

September 01, 2015
Ryan Bahniuk
Ryan Bahniuk

Unit Testing for Sass with Sassaby

At Wealthfront we use Sass to write all of our CSS stylesheets. Sass is a powerful CSS pre-processor that allows you to leverage features common in programming languages, but are absent from native CSS. Using Sass variables, conditionals, loops, and functions, you can write extensible CSS that is easier to maintain across a large front-end […]

July 09, 2015
Rahma Javed
Rahma Javed

Testing with Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table At Wealthfront, we manage over $2.5 Billion in assets that we have been trusted with by our clients. Trust and transparency are the foundations of a strong relationship between a financial institution and […]

July 02, 2015