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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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COVID19 hiring update

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Hey everyone, One of our values here at OVO is ‘Find A Better Way’, and given the current situation and restrictions around Covid19 we are really keen to continue hiring and make sure that any new hires have the best possible experience - from application to…

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Platform Product Management

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I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a Platform Product Manager. Is it fundamentally different from having a customer facing product or am I just imagining it? I product manage a Payment Platform we’re responsible for integrating with 3rd p…

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Working with SQS and lambdas

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For a while (since mid 2018) on AWS we have been able to use SQS queues as event sources for lambda functions . As a life-long lazy person, I saw this as an opportunity to do less work by writing less code. As a career-long clumsy coder, I also saw the opportu…

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Cost-benefit analysis as a way to assist in decision making

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One of the key competences of business analysis is to be an adviser, and a key moment where this matters is when a decision needs to be made between multiple options.…

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Scala 3 - and what it means to me

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Why read this? There are a whole bunch of changes that come with Scala 3. This is my opinionated selection of the noteworthy changes and how I feel about them! If you (and your team) are anything like me (and mine) then hopefully this will be relevant to you!…

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Let’s apply Hexagonal Architecture!

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In the last article we learnt about Hexagonal Architecture and how it is applied to our particular problem, but stopped short of creating a finished solution. In this post I hope to remedy this by creating a solution using Hexagonal Architecture, and to pay ho…