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.
eBay Tech Blog
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.
In a natural evolution from a services architecture, we at eBay have adopted microservices to help us drive faster and more productive development cycles.
In the Artificial Intelligence-Human Language Technologies team at eBay, we work on software that powers eBay’s conversational bot, ShopBot.
Life is about carefully calculating daily necessities and the same is true for technology.
Building and releasing a modern homepage for eBay’s hundreds of millions of annual and tens of millions daily users was the team’s greatest challenge to date.
At eBay, we have multiple large, multi-tenant clusters.
eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces with 1.1 billion live listings every day, 169 million active buyers, and trillions of rows of datasets ranging from terabytes to petabytes.
Algorithms based on machine learning, deep learning, and AI are in the news these days.
As web developers, we have seen the guidelines for building UI components evolve over the years.
eBay’s Pronto, our implementation of the “Elasticsearch as service” (ES-AAS) platform, provides fully managed Elasticsearch clusters for various search use cases.
Agile product owners use a backlog to organize and communicate the requirements for a team’s work.