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How to achieve cross functional collaboration within large media companies

Cross departmental collaboration within media companies is essential to identity the user, editorial and business requirements when developing products. Identifying and utilising key stakeholder domain expertise is fundamental to delivering on the company and product objectives. Startups are naturally organised for cross functional collaboration, the size of a startup makes

Five checkups to increase your e-commerce sales before Black Friday

So you have been working on your e-commerce platform and you are almost ready for joining the Hotsale Season (BuenFin or Black Friday). Below you can find a preparation guide and a checklist to make sure your platform will not let you down.

Growing News Subscriptions with Data Analytics

How we used Machine Learning to increase telemarketing conversion rates by 540%.

“Your monolith is holding you back”

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At leboncoin, we’re migrating to a microservices architecture. Here’s why we’re doing it, and what we’ve learned.

Layout: a Declarative UI Framework for iOS

Developing UI at scale can be challenging. At Schibsted, our large, distributed team of iOS developers collaborates on a single codebase. Our modular UI is shared by several apps, each of which applies a unique theme. Our requirements are effectively the worst case scenario for using Storyboards and Interface Builder.

DataSketches: The secret sauce behind population estimation

We built a service to estimate the number of website visitors reached by new audience segments in real time, for queries with any combination of user attributes. Here’s how we did it. By Manuel Weiss, with help from the ATE team Audience targeting and segments Schibsted’s Audience Targeting Engine (ATE)

Latest Apple features publishers should be aware of

Apple have announced several new features and services that publishers should be aware of. Here are some of the recent changes announced.

Get your updates right, but don’t leave old files behind

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During development you often update the deliverables with the latest version of your code. But don’t forget what you removed. Here is how you can do it with Make.

Design and Copy: Secret Best Friends

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the right words, carefully chosen, take you on a living, breathing journey. That is the role of good copywriting.

Transform data on the fly with Java Nashorn

How we use Java Nashorn to transform data on the fly We were asked to migrate data back and forth between two schema-incompatible systems. At the same time, their schemas were evolving. We decided not to waste our developer energy on writing disposable mapping tables in Excel. Instead, we provided our

Translating words into vectors

Matching a job description with a candidate’s experience is not an easy task, even for humans.

A year of UI Testing with XCTest

If you ask around you’ll quickly realize that UI tests don’t have an enviable reputation in the iOS developer community. “Difficult to write”, “Slow”, “Hard to maintain”, “Don’t work” are complaints you hear a lot. While to some extent part of these are genuine, truth is that there’s no viable