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Android in Engineering
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Homepage Speed Improvements on eBay Android

In this blog, we discuss strategies to improve application speed.

By: Billy Sword and Viswa Vaddi
Computer Vision in Research
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A Human-centric Approach for Evaluating Visual Search Models

Part of our mission within Core AI at eBay is to develop computer vision models that will power innovative and compelling customer experiences. But how can we compare several visual search models and say which of them works better? This article will describe a method that is tackling this problem directly from the eyes of the users.

By: Michal Romi, Michael Ebin and Chantal Acacio
Big Data in Engineering
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Enabling HDFS Federation Having 1B File System Objects

In this blog, we discuss our journey to enable NameNode federation for cluster with 4,000+ nodes, 1B file system objects and 170PB of storage.

By: Ruchir Shah
Mobile in Engineering
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eBay Motors: Screenshot Testing with Flutter

The team continues to update the eBay Motors App using Google’s UI toolkit, Flutter.

By: Maksim Zadorskii, Corey Sprague and Larry McKenzie
Developer Tools in Engineering
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Know Your Developer (KYD)

The vision of any API program is to deliver a world-class developer experience that enables partners to be inventive, provide their users with fantastic experience, and propel their business into the future. Learn the guiding principles behind eBay's Developers Program.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
Deep Learning in Product
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A Learning Culture to Propel Innovation

A test-and-learn culture is key to building the best experiences for our customers.

By: Mazen Rawashdeh
Microservices in Engineering
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New & Improved Terapeak Research 2.0 in eBay Seller Hub

Follow the journey of integrating Terapeak into eBay Seller Hub, making it available to millions of eBay sellers.

By: Senthilkumar Gopal, Cem Gemici, Lucan McRandall, Shawn Zhang and Yury Elizarov
Computer Vision in Product
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eBay Uses Computer Vision to Enable Sellers to Create Cleaner Images

We built an algorithm that lets users change the background of their listing photos.

By: Ellis Luk
Performance Engineering in Engineering
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Prefetch Caching of eBay Items

With 1.4 billion listings on eBay, improving the speed to render these listings at scale and accuracy is a huge engineering challenge. We have taken major steps to cache item data, which brings great speed improvements.

By: Ramesh Periyathambi and Vineet Bindal