22 Jul 2016 · by Sam Ghods / Backend
A few years ago, we began splitting up the monolithic PHP application that powers Box into microservices. We knew we'd ultimately need dozens (even hundreds) of microservices to be successful, but there was a serious problem: our model for provisioning new services was slightly... antiquated. And... READ MORE +
 
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25 Aug 2016 · by Hanna Kanabiajeuskaja
Imagine your entire newsfeed were in the Klingon language. Would you read it? For around 75% of the world's internet users, English is not the primary language. How do you reach this global audience without breaking your development process or paying a fortune? We're excited to share an open...
18 Apr 2016 · by Chris Yeh
Over the past year, Box has been partnering with CODE2040, a non-profit organization that works with Black and Latina/o engineering students​ early in their college careers to enhance exposure and access to technical careers in the Silicon Valley​. This March, CODE2040 hosted their first-ever "Tech...
13 Apr 2016 · by Nadeem Ahmad
Fast test feedback is a critical component of building a successful deployment pipeline. Simultaneously, having a full suite of automated tests run against every change is another critical component. The challenge engineering teams face is scaling their automated test suites without losing that...
11 Feb 2016 · by Jim DiZoglio
OverviewToday we released the ability to scan physical documents using Box Capture on iOS devices. Document scanning builds on Capture's existing support for creating photos, videos and audio files so that mobile workers can share critical information from the field quickly and securely with the...
05 Feb 2016 · by Tiffany Kirkland
Here at Box HQ, we recently had the opportunity to host an epic SRE Hour. This was the first event in our new Downtown Redwood City space, and SREs from over 40 companies joined us for talks from Box and Yelp. So, what's an SRE? Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are the guardians of the galaxy,...
09 Dec 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we're proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind Inside...
23 Oct 2015 · by Julia Edwards
This year was my second time at Grace Hopper, and it was especially meaningful because I first met Box at Grace Hopper in 2013. It was so fun to come back to the conference as a Box representative (along with 27 of my colleagues) and get to interact with students who may also become Boxers in the...
14 Oct 2015 · by Tiffany Kirkland
This week, we're super excited to gather in Houston along with 12,000 of our closest friends for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. At the conference, a number of Box rockstars will be speaking on topics that draw on our broad areas of expertise -- from preparing for a technical...
08 Oct 2015 · by Helen Kuo
We're heading to Houston! This year, we're sending 28 women to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This is our fourth year attending the conference and our biggest delegation yet. We're busy putting last minute touches on our presentations — while we're in Houston, you can find us...
29 Sep 2015 · by Irving Ruan
Box Capture was born out of the need to ensure that workers in the field are just as connected to core business processes and workflows as their colleagues in the office. As the workforce of the 21st century becomes more mobile, we wanted to build a product that addresses the evolving landscape of...
21 Sep 2015 · by Tiffany Low
Last Wednesday was the third annual Docker Global Hack Day, and we hosted the Mountain View local edition at Box HQ in Los Altos. Developers in the Bay Area joined hundreds of participants around the world, working in teams of one to three hackers to build innovative projects focused around Docker...
03 Sep 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we're proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind Inside...
01 Sep 2015 · by Lu Pan
Tests are usually tightly coupled with test environments in some way. For example, if you’re building an iOS app, you test the app on iOS. ClusterRunner parallelizes tests execution on a cluster of machines to bring you the fastest test feedback possible. Historically, ClusterRunner has only...
27 Aug 2015 · by Paul Southworth
Walk around the Box office and you'll probably encounter a few Boxers whizzing past you on scooters. Nowadays, we use them to travel between meetings, to the snack room, to find our colleagues. The use of scooters at Box proliferated in late 2011, when we expanded into a second office space on...
21 Aug 2015 · by Jessica Gibby
Last week, we hosted our first-ever Mobile Open House. With over 150 developers and mobile enthusiasts in the audience, the mobile leads for Uber, Square and Box dug into the ways different organizations scale their mobile efforts and approach mobile development. By the end of the night, one thing...
20 Aug 2015 · by Benjamin VanEvery
An Inconvenient Debt Talk to any engineer, and they're probably more familiar than they'd like with technical debt. It's a reality in each of our systems about which most of us are aware, but don't like facing. Good practices for addressing technical debt are not discussed often enough. Read on to...
11 Aug 2015 · by Karna Warrior
At Box, we're proud to say that our developers are some of the best and brightest in the business. We strongly believe that every engineer has a unique perspective that they bring to their work, and it's this diversity and creativity that make our teams so successful. This is the idea behind Inside...
06 Aug 2015 · by Ray Yang
I've been a professional developer for over 15 years, and in my experience I've learned how powerful and rewarding it is to test working code as it is built. At Box, we test code early and often to avoid running into problems further down the line. In fact, for every change we make, we run over 100...
21 Jul 2015 · by Sam Ghods
At Box, we power collaboration for some of the largest companies in the world. To effectively serve our customers, we need to maintain enterprise-grade security and functionality while still providing an agile and dynamic infrastructure for our engineers. This has always been a difficult balance to...