Tech Blog Archive

Developer Tools in Engineering

AsyncAPI 2.0: Enabling the Event-Driven World

Learn about how eBay is standardizing on and publishing AsyncAPI Specification 2.0-based contracts for event notifications.

By: Shekhar Banerjee
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
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
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
Cloud in Research

Kubernetes Secrets: A Secure Credential Store for Jenkins

At eBay, we containerized Jenkins to provide a continuous build infrastructure on Kubernetes Clusters to power the ecommerce marketplace experience. Our goal was to leverage the capability of Kubernetes secrets, for managing the Jenkins credentials.

By: Vasumathy Seenuvasan and Ravi Bukka
Developer Tools in Engineering

Celebrating 20 Years: eBay’s New APIs Enable Developers to Create Modern Buying and Selling Experiences

eBay launches APIs for Managed Payments, Seller Initiated Offers, Charity and more for developers to help their businesses thrive.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
Developer Tools in Engineering

How We Used Our Buy APIs, Catch Platform to Build a New Portal for the NHS

In partnership with the U.K. National Health Services, we leveraged our Buy APIs and Catch platform to build a new portal to deliver personal protective equipment to frontline health care workers.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
Developer Tools in Engineering

Auto Effect Pattern with Redux and React Hooks

A pattern for managing HTTP requests with Redux and React hooks. It separates concerns of data fetching and binding logic from components into hooks to make it easier to use.

By: Nate Wang
Android in Engineering

Homepage Speed Improvements on eBay Android

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

By: Billy Sword and Viswa Vaddi