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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
Developer Tools in Engineering

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
Microservices in Engineering

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
Machine Learning in Engineering

eBay Open Source — 2019 in the Rear View Mirror; 2020 Ahead

As we move further into 2020, it’s worth reviewing a selection of key eBay Open Source projects released in 2019.

By: Brian D. Haslam
Developer Tools in Engineering

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
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay OAuth Client Library in Python and Best Practices

To make it easier to integrate with eBay RESTful APIs, eBay provides client SDK libraries in C#, Java, and Python. Learn how to quickly set up the OAuth SDK in Python and learn about eBay OAuth best practices.

By: Catherine Wong
Developer Tools in Product

eBay’s New APIs Enable Developers to Create Innovative Experiences at Scale

Managed Payments, Identity and Marketing APIs available today for developers

By: Gail Frederick
Developer Tools in Engineering

API Mindset at eBay

APIs allow organizations to give their partners access to data and capabilities, at scale. Extensible and adaptable API ecosystems make it easier for developers to innovate. Building such an ecosystem is a progressive journey with many technical challenges.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
Developer Tools in Engineering

eBay OAuth Client Library

To make integrations with eBay RESTful APIs easier, eBay provides client libraries in C# and Java to make it simpler to set up authorization and reduce the amount of code application developers have to write to get OAuth Access Tokens.

By: Sandeep Dhiman
Distributed Systems in Engineering

Providing Metadata Discovery on Large-Volume Data Sets

Many big data systems collect petabytes of data on a daily basis. Such systems are often designed primarily to query raw data records for a given time range with multiple data filters. However, discovering or identifying unique attributes present in such large datasets can be difficult.

By: Sudeep Kumar and Satbeer Lamba
Developer Tools in Engineering

Two Years Later: APIs are the Destination

eBay speaks API! Two years ago, we started a journey to deliver a new, modern family of APIs to expose marketplace capabilities to sellers and buyers.

By: Tanya Vlahovic
Developer Tools in Product

How Developers Power eBay’s Product-Based Shopping Experience

eBay is moving towards a Product-Based Shopping Experience (PBSE) in 2018. With the new experience, buyers will be able to easily find merchandise that meets their search criteria and quickly decide which products they want to purchase.

By: Curtis Gavin
Developer Tools in Engineering

OpenAPI–An eBay Perspective

Searching for a new specification for our API contracts: the WHYs, WHATs, HOWs on OpenAPI adoption and our journey so far, including feature highlights and a discussion on the exciting possibilities.

By: Shekhar Banerjee
Developer Tools in Engineering

The API Journey: Or How We Built a New Family of Modern Services

An API — or application programming interface — is an intermediary that enables applications to interact.

By: Tanya Vlahovic