It’s been around 2 years since tombola started to investigate the use and potential benefits of container technology, specifically Docker. At times since then progress has been slow and frustrating, but that’s no shock with new technologies. We’ve been running containers in a production environment for just over a year now and I wanted to […]

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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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This post is part of a series: Introducing quality, Part 1: Software testing Introducing quality, Part 2: Continuous Integration and Deployment Automation Introducing quality, Part 3: QA team and internal processes   Remember the testing pyramid from the first post of the series? It is a good guide for automating your testing process no doubt, […]

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I was fortunate enough to be one of the 4 developers tombola sent to re:Invent this year – There were some seriously big announces in both of the keynotes – I won’t go over them here, but you can read about them straight from the mouth of AWS. The keynotes are both available to watch […]

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This post is part of a series: Introducing quality, Part 1: Software testing Introducing quality, Part 2: Continuous Integration and Deployment Automation Introducing quality, Part 3: coming soon   In the first part of this series we talked about all the changes we made in the Bingo Platform team to try and improve quality in […]

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Why? I imagine that’s the first thing that comes to mind. Well, just about everything server-wise is virtualised and centrally managed, so when the requirement came that more macOS power was required for building apps, it made sense to do the same here. There is just one problem – official support. The lack of official […]

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