Case Study: Using Storybook to Enhance our Frontend Developer Experience

Here at Wayfair Engineering, we’re aggressively migrating our monolithic systems into decoupled (independent) libraries and microservices. Decoupled libraries and services allow us to build faster and deploy more frequently, but they can create discoverability and software testing challenges. In this blog post, we’ll show you how we used Storybook to…

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Guide to Seamless Kubernetes Deploys

Search Technologies is a highly impactful team at Wayfair looking for experienced engineers. We build fast, reliable and powerful customer-facing search systems across all Wayfair platforms. Our infrastructure provides the most enjoyable browsing and shopping experience for our customers and partners. Search Technologies is very collaborative, as we partner with…

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Understanding Envoy Rate Limits

Envoy rate limits is a fairly complex system, built using multiple components. While there are many articles on the Internet explaining basic setup and how each component works, we weren’t able to find something that explains how each component works end-to-end in simple terms. That’s why we’ve created this blog…

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Sustainable CI With Buildkite

Welcome again, Wayfair Engineering Enthusiasts, to our virtual fireside. Make yourself comfortable and settle in for the second installment of our Fireside Story series on Continuous Integration. If you haven’t had the pleasure, please read part one, a history of GitLab CI at Wayfair. This installment will feature GitLab CI’s…

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Explainable Fraud Detection

Introduction Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) is an emerging field within Machine Learning (ML). There has been considerable advances in the state of the art in recent years. Machine learning models often need to be audited for bias and unfairness. Effectively interpreting the decision of an algorithm is an integral part…

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Translation QEM

Introduction Wayfair sells products in the USA (wayfair.com), Canada (wayfair.ca), UK (wayfair.co.uk), and Germany (wayfair.de), and works with manufacturers from several countries. Consequently, business is being conducted in many languages. When product data is submitted by our suppliers in a different language than the market where the product is sold,…

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