Category: General

REST, REST, REST, you can never get enough rest.

Representational State Transfer (REST) has been around for more than a decade and continues to grow in popularity. There are dozens of frameworks that can expedite implementing a solution; 16 OpenSource PHP alone. So when Wayfair Engineering decided to evaluate migrating to Web Services (WS), it was a no-brainer. REST,……

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The little program that could

It started as a proof of concept prototype in the fall of 2010. The idea came from a meeting where we were discussing the porting of our storefront codebase from classic ASP to PHP. One of the discussion points was how to avoid simply porting the same logic from one……

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FreeBSD ZFS Boot Environments

FreeBSD has spent the last few years implementing awesome Solaris-based features such as DTrace and ZFS. Here at Wayfair, we use FreeBSD on our servers and our development environments. As a security engineer for Wayfair, I’m tasked with many fun projects. I get to test out different configurations and applications……

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Wayfair was founded in 2002 by engineers and is, at its heart, a technology company — one that’s focused on solving the difficult problems associated with selling a zillion products online (well, officially just over 4 million at the time this was written). The retail industry is… Read more