Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to be working on a pretty widespread project. This has forced me to touch on many different technical aspects of the business to deliver and as a result could change the way we deliver in the future. It’s also allowed me to coin the CDR (Continuous Disaster Recovery) term, which […]

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  Introduction An American poet once wrote that ‘Good fences make good neighbours‘. In the corporate environment, the exact opposite is true. The boundaries we construct between teams actually damage relationships. Us and Them Any business larger than a start-up will be composed of groups of people, each performing a distinct job. These groups may […]

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Introduction tombola is going through a fascinating period of growth.  We’re breaking into new markets, we’re expanding our workforce to help us build richer experiences for our customers, and we’re going through some organisational change to help support that evolution.  Our values and goals have always existed, and in a smaller organisation, it was always […]

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Our processes on the bingo platform team at tombola are focused around working on those things that add value to our customers (either directly or indirectly) – we try to steer all of our work towards that goal, and work in a way that helps us flow through that customer value adding work in as […]

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Last month, representatives from Tombola Arcade and Tombola International attended the White Nights conference in the Czech Republic – one of the worlds largest get-togethers for the game industry. As delegates of Tombola, we were mostly excited to see the presentations on Facebook’s Instant Games, the Social Casino trends and what problems other companies had […]

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At tombola, we use Amazon’s ECS (Elastic Container Service) to schedule and orchestrate many of our services. While this has many benefits to traditional application hosting, it also brings new challenges – Not least of all monitoring. Picture this scenario: You have an application running on a cluster of machines, those machines are completely redundant; […]

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