Tag: open source

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...
22 Jul 2016 · by Sam Ghods
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...
14 Jul 2016 · by Matt Willer
Today, I am excited to announce the Box Node.js SDK is available! Here at Box we are big fans of Node.js and use it to build scalable web applications with millions of users. Over the last few years, we built out a robust SDK to support some of these products and we're now ready to share those...
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,...
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...
26 May 2015 · by Matt Basta
CSS sprites are a common technique for minimizing HTTP requests for a website's images. While sprites can have a positive impact for your website itself, the tools for working with sprites can have the opposite effect on your website's developers. The tools haven't advanced much since their...
16 Apr 2015 · by Skippy Ta
A few months ago, we began the process of rolling out HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) to our servers. After hitting a few bumps in the road, we're excited to announce that 100% of our PHP servers are now operate on HHVM! This represents a huge milestone for us, as virtually all requests to Box...
15 Apr 2015 · by Nicholas Zakas
When I joined Box in 2013, the web application front-end was in a typical state for a fast-growing company - what had started out as a small codebase maintained by a few engineers had grown into a massive codebase maintained by dozens of engineers. This meant that new features were built on top of...
14 Apr 2015 · by Benjamin VanEvery
An excellent series of posts has been published over the last few weeks on the TODO Group blog. The series focuses on why each of the companies got involved in open source. It's been enlightening to read through each one and get a glimpse of what open source means to each company and how it impacts...