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How To Make A Game

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We’re a diverse bunch here at OVO - we have musicians, triathletes, DJs, volleyball players… the list goes on. For tech this is really important, given our diverse and evolving tech stack. This year, I set myself the challenge of making and releasing a video g…

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Christmas Tech Fest-ive

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Following on from our success of the Tech fest I spoke about here, we decided to run another version of this event for Christmas, known as Tech Fest-ivities! This gave teams who didn’t have a chance to talk at the last event a platform to speak about what the…

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Wizards, Goblins and Service Outages

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OVO's service management coaches have just finished the first round of Major Incident simulations. In this post I'm going to tell you a little about our approach, and explain what Major Incident Management coaching has to do with Dungeons & Dragons.…

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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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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…