Posts Tagged: Netflix

Netflix 100 million members party — San Francisco

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So proud to be part of this — and so grateful for such an amazing amazing party! The passport to this exclusive party: The freebies: And the amazing party: The VIP welcome: The amazing city views: and a “Black Mirror” special shoot šŸ™‚ Special thanks to Russel Peters and Maz Jobrani who were hi-la-rious!!!

Beware of Governator’s @Configuration annotation

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If you read some of my posts dealing with dependency injection in Java you have probably figured it out (and I even stated it in clear) that I use Netflix Governator’s a lot. Especially as I revealed in one of my previous posts because Google Guice doesn’t support out of the box the likes of […]

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Java Dependency Injection and a Useless Annotation

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I’ve stepped into the Guice territory rather recently — coming from the Spring framework side of things — and I guess I had so far a similar love/hate experience as with Spring.Ā I rely mostly on the javax.annotation standards anyway so to a certain degree whether it’s Spring or Guice I guess doesn’t make that much […]

Engineering Marketing

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First of all please notice the title of this post: Engineering Marketing — and not Marketing Engineering! (I do work currently in Ads Engineering in Netflix, which deals as you would expect with Marketing Engineering, in other words engineering solutions to support our digital marketing efforts.) Point being that this post is about marketing engineering […]

The Power of Technical Jargon

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I recently had the chance to reflect over how important jargon can be when building a product and I thought I’d share my thoughts and findings here. A bit of history: a while back (quite a while back now) IĀ helped a small startup (let’s call them Green Media) which operated in digital marketing and online […]

Breaking into open source

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I read recently Shubheksha‘s blog post “A Beginnerā€™s Very Bumpy Journey Through The World of Open Source” which describes her initial journeys into the open source world and reminded me a bit of some of my initial adventures into open source. (I even wrote a blog post ages ago — my goodness, literally ages ago […]

Netflix Party Themed "The Crown"

Netflix Party 25-Jan-2017

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This quarter Netflix spoiled us with a party themed “The Crown”, following the success of this original series. Apart from the British theme of the decor (noticed the Big Ben?) and the dances we have been spoiled with all the UK classic food — as well as some classic British tunes (Spice Girls, yay!). Photos […]

Thoughts on Programming and Its Challenges

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At the end of another tough week in Netflix I look back at what I haveĀ achieved and what has been challenging in achieving it.Ā I do wonder what I do looks like from the outside and I can’t really see how someone would make sense of my job. I sit in front of 3 (sometimes more!) […]

node.js Annoyance: url-download

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I been using node.js for a while now, and I do like it.Ā I think I am still to make up my mind as to I consider this a solid production environment or it’s just a great tool for scripting and getting prototype off the ground — but even so, I definitely see its place in […]

Netflix Nebula Gradle Plugin and project.version

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If you use the Netflix OSS Nebula plugin in gradle and you use it for automatic versioning, incrementals etc then you will come across this at some point. (And in the case that some of you have already encountered this, I have to ask why did you not write the blog post I needed when […]

Managing Project Dependencies with Gradle

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This is a set of slides that I’ve put together to showcase how we use Gradle in Netflix Ads Engineering to help with dependency management. It goes through multi-module project vs separate Gradle project per module, using properties file with Gradle to specify dependency versions and also how to use the Nebula gradle-dependency-lock to lock […]