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To support the world’s largest internet marketplace, eBay tackles technical challenges at a scale that few others have. With this blog, we share our experiences working on those challenges with the technical community.

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Experience Services—eBay’s Solution to Multi-Screen Application Development
By: Chuck Zheng and Senthil Padmanabhan

Many companies want to offer their products and services as both web and native experiences -- so-called multi-screen application development. Application development on various devices is historically siloed. The eBay Experience Service interface abstracts most business logic/knowledge away from clients to provide new functionality to native and web apps with minimum or no client code change.

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The Future of Marko
By: Patrick Steele-Idem

At eBay, we’ve completely transformed how we build web applications, starting with the transition from a Java-based stack to a Node.js-based stack. Node.js has enabled teams to move faster, and it offers an abundant ecosystem of tools and libraries that are essential to modern web application development.

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Measuring Search Relevance
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eBay’s Font Loading Strategy
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Beats @ eBay - Collectbeat - A Journey where Company and Community Come Together
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Griffin — Model-driven Data Quality Service on the Cloud for Both Real-time and Batch Data
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Google Sign-In Integration for the eBay Android App
By: Senthilkumar Gopal

Every day we hear news of data breaches and passwords being stolen or compromised.

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Tiered Test Automation
By: Ann Del Rio

As application code has evolved from monolithic to client-server, and to now micro-services, test automation has to evolve as well.

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Beats @ eBay - Collectbeat - A Journey where Company and Community Come Together
By: Vijay Samuel

In early 2016, the Monitoring Special Interest Group (SIG) ventured into solving the problem of logs and metrics shipping from Tess.io (eBay’s Kubernetes ecosystem).

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Automating the Creation of Standard Change Requests at eBay
By: Brian Davies

eBay’s Network Engineering team operates a large-scale network infrastructure with a presence across the globe.

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eBay’s Font Loading Strategy
By: Senthil Padmanabhan

The usage of custom fonts in web pages have steadily increased in recent years. As of this writing, 68% of sites in the HTTP Archive use at least one custom font. At eBay, we have been discussing custom web fonts for typography for quite some time, but never really pursued it. The main reason was due to uncertainty in end user experiences from a performance standpoint.

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