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Scrum Training @ Coolblue

We like to take small steps at Coolblue and become a little bit better every day. That’s why we like working with Scrum. It’s a flexible way of working, which you can compare to a coat rack where you can hang a different type- or a new coat each time. With Scrum, we can make sure all our teams in the different …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 29, 2018


A day in a life of a Cloud Engineer

Parties. The perfect moment for an awkward conversation with your fellow-guests. At some point, you’re usually asked: “so, what is it you do?” Our Cloud Engineer Sander has a foolproof answer. What do you tell people at parties? As a Cloud Engineer, you work with the Cloud and facilitate the link between hardware …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 6, 2018


Relocation to the Netherlands

Think only Dutch people work at Coolblue? Think again! We employ Coolbluers from every corner of the world, and we’re proud of that! Take Icaro (Senior Software Developer), Thulani (NET Software Developer), and Carl (Junior Software Developer), for example. They decided to take the leap and become Coolbluers. What …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Thursday January 25, 2018


First week as Team Lead Tech

Now that we’re nearing almost 3000 Coolbluers, our days are filled with meetings, projects, and the occasional ping pong battle. But what does a working week look like? To find out, let’s pick the brains of a Coolbluer to find out what it is they really do. Our brand new Team Lead, Stef, is here to tell us about his …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 13, 2017


Hackathon: The Aftermovie

During the Hackathon, a group of skilled Coolbluers locked themselves away in a Capuchin Monastery. While there, they worked on their own projects for 48 hours straight—pet projects that usually fall by the wayside. Want to see how it all went down? Then look no further, we’ve got the aftermovie right here.   …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 29, 2017


Hackathon 2017: sleep is for the weak

In October, a group of excited developers, data analysts, IT experts, and designers came together to combine their skills. Backed up by a Red Bull supply large enough to keep you awake for a year, they embarked on the Coolblue Hackathon. Locked away in a Capuchin Monastery, these Coolbluers worked on their own, …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Monday November 13, 2017


ABSTRACT FROM YOUR CI. USE CAKE!

Here at Coolblue , we can choose our tools from a range of technologies. A while ago, our team started moving from Microsoft MSTest to xUnit. Although the code change was fairly simple, the build pipeline was tied with the MSTest framework, ignoring the xUnit tests. Between the requests to the deployment team to …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Monday October 23, 2017


TBT – Strata Data Conference London

In May 2017, Gerard Toonstra and Matthias Schuurmans attended the Strata Data conference ( https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/strata-eu ) which was  held in London. This conference is all about data, with four main topics: Data security and privacy (hello GDPR!) Management of (big-)data teams and organisatio…

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Thursday July 13, 2017


First things first

Add it to the pile. Do you know that feeling? When you’re looking at your to-do list, trying to decide where to start. Your eye catches a specific item, but you don’t really feel like doing that one right now. You decide there’s still plenty of time to do it later and put it aside. Besides, there are several urgent …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 25, 2017


What a PHP developer says he does.

Birthday parties. That fun time for awkward conversations with your fellow ‘we-are-here-for-whatshisface’ partygoers. And it won’t take long before someone asks you: “so, what is it you actually do?” Our PHP Developer always has a foolproof explanation. We asked our PHP Developer, Sander, to answer a few questions …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 20, 2016


Pizza Sessions

As a young company, we like to learn. In our work, from our colleagues, and in educational settings like workshops and classrooms. Learning is what motivates us; what makes us happy to work at Coolblue. Grab a slice At the same time, we’re actively recruiting new colleagues. Through our workshops, we get them up …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday October 4, 2016


How we use Webpack

Last time at the Behind the Scenes @ Coolblue I talked about Webpack and how we use it at Coolblue. I will walk you through the main subjects to give a basic understanding of what Webpack is and how we use it. “Building Javascript”   In other programming languages like C++, code needs to be compiled to …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Tuesday August 23, 2016


TBT – WinOps London 2016

Part of being a Platform Engineer at Coolblue is that we get to attend great conferences to learn and bring ideas and information into the company. In May, Myself and 5 of my colleagues hopped over the pond to London for the WinOps 2016 [http://winops.org/] event. Set in the heart of London City, WinOps encompasses …

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Written by Coolblue Development - - Aggregated on Thursday July 14, 2016