Articles by Peter Potrebic

28 Jan 2015 · by Peter Potrebic
I've been at Box for over 2 years, and what I most valued about Box after my first few months remains at the top of my list of awesome things about Box. It's our cultural values. They aren't a list of words written in some electronic document, or splattered around the office on...
26 Apr 2014 · by Peter Potrebic
I'm always amazed at how important the simple things are. The basics. This notion was again reinforced just the other day when looking at a particular pattern in python. This particular pattern roughly implements Fowler's Replace Conditional With Polymorphism, however the strategy by which this is...
09 Apr 2014 · by Peter Potrebic
Testing and testability are a big part of Sync 4, Box's new desktop sync'ing application. We committed to the company and ourselves to always maintain excellent engineering practices. In that light we spent a lot of time thinking about testing and testability. We wanted (and continue to want)...
07 Feb 2014 · by Peter Potrebic
The other day an excellent young engineer at Box asked me what qualities I see in myself that have allowed me to be successful while working remotely. You see, I've been working remotely for 16+ years all the while working at cool companies in Silicon Valley or San Francisco. We walked and talked a...