Eric Ries and the Lean Startup

Last January Eric Ries was kind enough to host a continuous deployment breakfast at Wayfair. It was a great discussion, and we were happy to learn that we have independently arrived at similar conclusions over the last 9 years, and built a system that aligns closely with some of the…

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Wayfair Code Deployment, Part 2

The architecture of the deployment system In the last post I explained our deployment system goals and the basic architecture. Now that stage is set, let’s get into the details of the architecture from the deployment server perspective. As we designed the deployment server we wanted to keep the interface…

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Continuous Improvement

The Wayfair Engineering team isn’t really on the continuous integration bandwagon, but our deployment model comes pretty close naturally because of our desire for continuous improvement. In the block to the right of the homepage we are displaying the number of code deployments that engineers at Wayfair have done over…

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Wayfair Code Deployment

Part 1 of a series on Code Deployment at Wayfair Code Deployment at Wayfair has always been about creating the fastest and most friction free deployment process possible . Wayfair.com Architecture History For the last 9 years our platform has been primarily a Classic ASP environment on a Windows Server…

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Welcome

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 not new –…

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