Wayfair Labs in the news

Scott Kirsner has a terrific piece about tech talent wars in Boston, that was in Beta Boston on Friday, and then in the print edition of the Boston Globe on Sunday, October 26th. It features Wayfair Labs, which is our hiring… Read more

Rendering Mustache templates with PHP

For the past couple years, Wayfair’s front-end stack has relied heavily on Mustache templates. They’ve let our growing front-end team focus on the front-end. They allow us to share more code between server and client as we push towards a Tungsten-powered future. Anyone… Read more

PDO and MSSQL

When you write your first web application, chances are you’re going to query a database. When you write it in PHP, chances are it’ll look like this: $mysqli = new mysqli(“example.com”, “user”, “password”, “database”); $result = $mysqli->query(“SELECT * FROM product”); $row = $result->fetch_assoc(); Before long, you have to start handling user input, which means… Read more

TechJam 2015

Come hang out with us tomorrow, June 11th, from 4 pm to 9 pm, at TechJam. Not to be too transparent, but we’re hiring! We will be at booth 43, bostontechjam@wayfair.com, #btj2015. Steve Conine, Wayfair Founder and CTO, and I will be there, along… Read more

Announcing Tungstenjs

Matt DeGennaro and Andrew Rota of our Javascript team recently spoke at the BostonJS meetup on a library we have written called Tungstenjs, which we have opensourced today. It takes the fast-virtual-dom-update idea from React.js… Read more

Scaling Redis and Memcached at Wayfair

I wrote a post last year on consistent hashing for Redis and Memcached with ketama: http://engineering.wayfair.com/consistent-hashing-with-memcached-or-redis-and-a-patch-to-libketama/. We’ve evolved our system a lot since then, and I gave a talk about the latest developments at Facebook’s excellent Data@Scale Boston conference in November:

Front end talks

Andrew Rota and Matt DeGennaro of Wayfair Engineering are giving a talk on a Javascript framework we have written at Wayfair called ‘Tungsten,’ which shares goals and ideas with React.js but interoperates with Backbone, which we use heavily. It’s at the BostonJS meetup tonight at Bocoup, with a $5 cover:……

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