Tech Blog Archive

Advertising in Product

Introducing eBay's Automated Promoted Listings Campaigns

Sellers can now use rule-based technologies to both automate how they promote new listings and adjust their ad rates to stay competitive.

By: Courtney Mayeda
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay Launches Targeted Auto Retry

eBay’s open source Swift package provides powerful resilience against flaky test steps.

By: Evan Pierce
Cloud in Engineering

How eBay Leverages Kubernetes, Helm Charts and Jenkins Pipelines to Deliver High-Quality Software

Learn how eBay has fully automated our software quality certification to enhance efficiency, minimize manual intervention, and scale for increasingly complex requests and combinations.

By: Zhong Shen, Rocky Shang and Ramit Bedi
Coding Practices in Engineering

eBay Motors & State Management

Learn how we avoided the state management debate when building the eBay Motors app.

By: Larry McKenzie, Corey Sprague and Maksim Zadorskii
User Experience in Product

eBay Introduces Its New Seamless Unified Listing Experience

The new unified listing experience offers an intuitive and cohesive design across all platforms, simplifying the listing flow and enhancing seller benefits.

By: Harry Temkin and Vivian Gledhill
Platforms and Frameworks in Engineering

How Creating an Agile Code Base Helped eBay Pivot for Apple Silicon

eBay’s native code base has grown and evolved for over 13 years, but is still nimble enough to quickly incorporate the latest features into the app.

By: Wyatt Webb
Distributed Systems in Engineering

How eBay’s Distributed Architecture Surfaces More Item Listings for Buyers

With Buyer Demand Data, eBay sellers can access information on the item specifics buyers are using in their search queries. This insight increases sellers’ completion of item specifics, which in turn further enhances listings’ quality, visibility and sales.

By: Vikas Singh
Automation in Engineering

How eBay’s Buy APIs Hit $5 Billion in Gross Merchandise Bought

eBay’s Buy APIs enable third-party developers to surface eBay inventory in their shopping experience, allowing consumers to purchase items without visiting an eBay site.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
OSS in Engineering

eBay Launches Marko 5

eBay’s open source JavaScript UI framework modernizes universal web development.

By: Ryan Carniato, Michael Rawlings and Dylan Piercey
Machine Learning in Research

Mathesis: Elements of Learning and Intelligence

A formal and interdisciplinary theory of learning and intelligence that combines biology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering and various branches of mathematics to provide a unifying framework, direction and a broader horizon for neural network and machine learning research.

By: John (Ioannis) A. Drakopoulos
User Experience in Product

Consumer Sellers: Getting Paid on eBay Just Got Easier

eBay is expanding its management of payments to consumer sellers over the next year.

By: Ragesh Chettiary
Advertising in Engineering

Customized Ad-Rate Recommendations Now Available for Promoted Listings on eBay

A new machine-learning tool helps sellers set competitive ad rates for their Promoted Listings, optimizing between cost and performance.

By: Wenlong Luo, MingYu Liu, Shad Kirmani and Bedabrata Patel
User Experience in Product

eBay’s Offers to Buyers Feature Hits $1B GMV

Offers to Buyers reaches new milestone this month.

By: Harry Temkin and Parin Jogani
Mobile in Product

Introducing QR Codes for eBay Shipping Labels

With our new QR codes feature, sellers will no longer need a printer to use eBay shipping labels.

By: Manuela Misani and Stephan Kraus
Mobile in Product

Expanding the eBay Stores Experience to Our Mobile App

The eBay Stores experience is now available on our mobile app for Android and iOS.

By: Minh Tran-Lee
Data Infrastructure and Services in Engineering

An Introduction to Apache Flink

How we’re using Apache Flink to handle big data streaming in real-time.

By: Chenru Lyu
Computer Vision in Engineering

eBay’s Technology Transformation is Made for Evolving Customer Needs

How our advances in edge computing are empowering both buyers and sellers in times of great demand with ease and agility.

By: Mazen Rawashdeh
User Experience in Product

Introducing eBay’s New Time Away Feature to Help Sellers Manage Selling on eBay While on a Break

Time Away is now available to all Sellers and automatically updates the shipping date to make the experience more seamless.

By: Vikram Shandilya
Mobile in Product

eBay Partners with Google Assistant to Bring Voice Control to eBay’s Android App

A new partnership launches voice control capabilities on our marketplace to meet the needs of our customers by creating a more seamless, modern experience.

By: Evan Thomas
Developer Tools in Engineering

An Automatic Mirror Testing Solution for Messaging Systems in eBay

A look at how we developed a solution for automatic mirror testing to overcome the challenges of migrating eBay’s proprietary messaging applications to a more modern technical stack.

By: Tao Jin and Vivek Gadiyar
Kubernetes in Engineering

Our Online Analytical Processing Journey with ClickHouse on Kubernetes

Learn about the latest evolution of online analytical processing (OLAP) data, now with ClickHouse on Kubernetes.

By: Sudeep Kumar, Mohan Garadi, Xiancheng Li, Amber Vaidya and Liangfei Su
Developer Tools in Engineering

High Efficiency Tool Platform for Framework Migration

The eBay framework team has implemented a brand new tooling platform to speed up framework level migration. It supports highly efficient migration of applications running on legacy stacks to new platforms. This has been proven by the success stories migrating Batch, SOA, Trading/Shopping API, and messaging application migration.

By: Paul Zhang and Vivek Gadiyar
Software Design in Engineering

Software Quality: Elevating the Game

Learn how software product quality goes well beyond simply avoiding bugs.

By: Lakshimi Duraivenkatesh
Search Science in Product

eBay Helps Buyers More Easily Discover Competitively Priced Items

eBay recently launched a new feature that helps buyers find things easily on the Search page by highlighting competitively priced items from trusted sellers.

By: Prerna Dubey and Manoj Kannadasan
Mobile in Product

eBay Motors: Accelerating With Flutter™

The UI software development kit enables a consistent user experience across iOS and Android.

By: Corey Sprague and Larry McKenzie
User Experience in Product

eBay Virtual Tracking Number Now Live in the UK and Australia

eBay’s unique code flows through Royal Mail and Australia Post networks, automating provision of eligible tracking and event data for buyers and sellers.

By: Brian Pao, Shuja Rahman and Irene Keay
Machine Learning in Research

Building a Product Catalog: eBay's 2nd Annual University Machine Learning Competition

Participating universities will structure listing data to help solve a real-world ecommerce challenge.

By: Senthil Padmanabhan
Charity Fundraising in Product

An eBay Charity Perspective for Developers

This article explores charity support in Public APIs and hypothetical integration scenario walkthroughs for developers who wish to integrate with eBay for Charity in their eBay-powered experiences.

By: Shekhar Banerjee and Diana Dukart
Android in Engineering

The Journey to Integrating Android App Bundles

Over the last few years, our Native Mobile Architecture team has been reshaping our native app experience to better align with evolving mobile standards.

By: Christopher Bowling