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Performance Engineering in Engineering
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Speed By A Thousand Cuts

In 2019, eBay prioritized a company-wide initiative, aptly called “Speed,” focused on improving the performance of critical eBay flows across all platforms — iOS, Android, and Web. This article explains the journey and outcomes.

By: Senthil Padmanabhan
Developer Tools in Engineering
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Safe ACL Change through Model-based Analysis

Model-based analysis makes it possible to rigorously test and validate changes prior to deployment. This approach enabled the eBay Network Engineering staff to undertake a project to refactor a large business critical Access Control List, resulting in an 80% reduction in size, without any adverse business impact.

By: Antonio Ceseracciu
Accessibility in Engineering
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Automation via the Accessibility Ruleset Runner

Automated testing helps organizations build better software, faster. Automation can also be used to standardize user experiences or maintain code compliance. With respect to accessibility, automation can be used to bring awareness by helping people with little to no accessibility knowledge easily find, file and fix bugs.

By: Scott Izu, Ian McBurnie, Sean Gates and Valliappan Thenappan
Agile in Engineering
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Automate Problems Away with Token Jobs

Got a problem? Spend some time writing a script to do it for you. Got a bigger problem? Write a service that fixes it for you. Want to solve problems with software engineering? Use Token Jobs.

By: Mayur Dave
Machine Learning in Engineering
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eBay’s Transformation to a Modern AI Platform

How the AI transformation at eBay was powered by a modern AI platform with a unified and open approach.

By: Sanjeev Katariya and Ashok Ramani
Mobile in Product
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Under the Hood of eBay Motors: New App Powered By Advanced Technology Like Flutter, ML and BFF

eBay introduces the eBay Motors native app, now available for Android and iOS in the U.S. The app was built using cutting-edge tech including machine learning, Backend for Frontend architecture and Flutter, an open source, cross-platform SDK by Google.

By: Larry McKenzie, Corey Sprague, Andrew Chalkley and Jake Hall
Developer Tools in Engineering
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eBay’s Buy APIs Hit $1B in GMB

eBay’s Buy APIs enable third-party partners to expose eBay inventory on their site.

By: Gail Frederick
User Experience in Product
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Buy the Items You Love Again and Again on eBay

eBay is taking the friction out of repurchasing a favorite find on eBay with the new Buy Again button.

By: Asheem Sinha
Frontend Engineering in Engineering
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Autofill on Browsers: A Deep Dive

The less you ask of users, the more inclined they are to complete a form, and faster form filling increases conversion. Browsers provide the autofill feature to help achieve that. In this article, we discuss how to effectively use autofill features on web forms.

By: Shanmuga Priya Pandiyan