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Connecting Engineers Across Sites

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At OVO, we have 3 different offices across London housing almost 20 dev teams. Some of these teams work closely together and some of them work on totally separate products and brands around the business. Though these teams have separate product backlogs, they…

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Production Engineering - Enhancing our tech culture

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The Production Engineering team has officially been up and running at OVO for around six months, with our first Production Engineer joining in late January. We've been really pleased on how Prod Eng has gone from idea to reality. Today we are making a big diff…

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Reduce docker images size with Alpine Linux

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In Boost we develop most of our backend services using sbt, Scala, deployed as docker containers on kubernetes. The following is something we found out while creating a new service. Openjdk docker images: 8-jre vs 8-jre-alpine So your code finally seems to wor…

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React + Redux + TypeScript

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So you want to develop a nice React + Redux app but also take advantage of all the benefits TypeScript provides. We were in a similar situation recently here at OVO. Having used TypeScript in an existing Angular project, we were keen on using TypeScript togeth…

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Sharpening our research practice

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Ethnographic observation By Ben Cubbon, User Research Practice Lead What sort of User Research practice do we want to cultivate? We’re building up our User Research practice at OVO. Over the last few months our user research practice has grown, both in people…