The Case for Object-Oriented JavaScript

August 12, 2014

JavaScript is a flexible and powerful programming language that drives most modern-day web sites and applications. The jQuery library, in particular, has a simple API for traversing and manipulating the DOM. Just choose a your selector, add an event handler, and voilà! Instant UI magic. The ease of jQuery, though, comes with a price. Without… Read more

Writing JavaScript Tests for Asynchronous Events with Deferreds

July 29, 2014

A while back, one of our engineers at Wealthfront wrote an in-depth article about deferreds. It’s important that if the functionality you build relies on deferred objects to trigger asynchronous events, that the behavior is properly tested. In this post I will go through 2 simple examples on how to test functionality that uses deferred… Read more

My Internship with Wealthfront

July 07, 2014

I’m wrapping up my first couple of weeks at Wealthfront, and I’m very confident to say that I made the right decision for my last internship before graduation. On my first week, I was told “Now you know what it’s like to work at a hypergrowth startup company”. I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment,… Read more

Joining Wealthfront as a DevOps New Grad

June 24, 2014

I started at Wealthfront two weeks ago, and I can already say with little doubt that it was the best opportunity for me. Having taken Andy’s career advice, I was determined to start my career in the Bay Area and wanted to join a mid-sized company with momentum. I had followed the fintech space for… Read more

Security Notice on CCS / CVE-2014-0224

June 06, 2014

On June 5 another vulnerability in OpenSSL, ChangeCipherSpec (CCS) Injection Vulnerability, was announced. Released as CVE-2014-0224, the advisory warns that nearly all versions of OpenSSL are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. After learning about the CVE-2014-0224 vulnerability, the Wealthfront team immediately deployed an updated OpenSSL library on all customer-facing servers. Further Resources for ChangeCipherSpec Help… Read more

My First Weeks at Wealthfront

May 01, 2014

I am rounding out my first couple weeks as a new employee at Wealthfront and at this point have full confidence that I chose the right opportunity for my first full time position after graduation. Aside from product, overall engineering mindset and culture were my top priorities and Wealthfront has exceeded my expectations on both… Read more