Tag: open-source

22 Jan 2015 · by Alice Fuller
Last October, I gave my first ever talk at a conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration. When I was initially trying to decide what I wanted to talk about, I gave myself a few criteria: 1) I must be uniquely capable of talking about this, 2) people would learn something, 3) it must be interesting...
19 Nov 2014 · by Jessica Gibby
As announced in our previous post, Box is currently deploying HHVM to our webapp, working closely with the HHVM team at Facebook. Paul Tarjan, a member of the Facebook HHVM team, offers his own insights into HHVM, Hack and a peek into the future. What initially inspired you to develop HHVM? Tell us...
18 Nov 2014 · by Joseph Marrama
At Box, we've had our collective eye on the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a while now. HHVM is Facebook's open-source PHP runtime, and it differentiates itself from from the standard PHP runtime on a key metric: speed. Whereas the standard PHP runtime is a run-of-the-mill interpreter, HHVM...
05 Nov 2014 · by Tim Bozarth
Delivering fast test feedback is a common challenge for rapidly-growing projects and engineering teams. And every engineer knows that when we're spending time waiting for test results, we're not spending time doing what matters: writing awesome code. At Box, the Tools & Frameworks team (owners...
06 Oct 2014 · by Nicholas Zakas
Over the past year, we’ve been steadily working to increase our JavaScript tooling at Box. Our codebase grew from a single PHP application with client-side JavaScript to include two Node.js web applications. With that change came a desire to standardize the way we write JavaScript tests so that the...
23 Sep 2014 · by Matt Basta
At Box, we've been using Smarty for a wide range of jobs. It has become a core part of our web application, as we render millions of pages with it every day. Box engineers have leveraged Smarty across a wide range of infrastructure services including: testing tools, linting support, code generation...
14 Sep 2014 · by Sam Schillace
At Box, we rely on open source software and the strong community that makes it possible, which is why we are committed to giving back to the community as much as possible. We're proud to announce our involvement in a new open source group, Talk Openly, Develop Openly (TODO), that is committed to...
10 Apr 2014 · by Benjamin VanEvery
Open source has been a part of the Box technology stack since the company's earliest days. Technologies including Apache, nginx, PHP and their peers have been critical to Box's success and to the technical revolution of web software and platforms as a whole. Today, we are very excited to announce...
06 Dec 2012 · by Gavin Towey
Anyone who spends time optimizing a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) can tell you that the largest performance gains can be made from query optimization. It's true that selecting good hardware and tuning the OS and server settings matter a lot in this process. However, by tuning a...
06 Nov 2012 · by Matt Willer
When we designed the new header for the Box Webapp, one of the goals was to make navigating the site easier and more intuitive, which we decided could be achieved by putting search front and center alongside access to the main areas of the application.  In order to have those controls readily at...
22 Oct 2012 · by Natasha Vinnik
This year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference was held in Baltimore, MD and attracted over 3500 attendees from across the globe. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing, and is comprised of a variety of technical, academic and leadership talks...