Continuous Deployment in an SEC-Regulated Environment – SLL Conf

May 25, 2011

Video of the talk: Watch live video from Startup Lessons Learned on And the slides: SLL Conf – Continuous Deployment View more presentations from Pascal-Louis Perez

Ode to Textual Identifiers

March 18, 2011

Entities of a domain model are distinct from all other objects in their longevity. These objects are typically stored in a database, or a similar form of long-term storage, and need portable identifiers which can shared within a system, and beyond. Identifiers are essentially “handles to entities”, which can be passed around, in the same… Read more

Lean Startup Stage At SXSW

March 12, 2011

This morning we had the pleasure to present at the Lean Startup Stage at SXSW. We presented our case study on lessons learned in Agile, continuous deployment and creating high performing teams. Wouldn’t you love to build and deploy your software at impressive speed? We’ve just heard Eric speaking about maximizing the time through the… Read more

See us at Cloud Connect 2011 – Workshop on Continuous Delivery

March 03, 2011

Next Monday, March 7th, I’ll be presenting our architecture at Cloud Connect. The talk will be part of the workshop on cloudy operations organized by John Willis. This one day tutorial focuses on IT operations and automation in an environment that uses Cloud Computing. Coverage of standard IT operational disciplines, such as, monitoring, configuration management,… Read more

Why Culture is Key

February 02, 2011

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… Read more

When Canvas doesn’t cut it: Raphael.js

December 01, 2010

This is a guest post by Benjamin van der Veen who worked with us to develop a fabulous charting library leveraging vector graphics. Ben is a software consultant specializing in interaction design and development with a focus on iOS, as well as web server and REST web service design. He lives in rainy Portland, Oregon,… Read more