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July, 2017

  • 5 July

    Vacancy: Oracle DBA with engineering aspirations – Amsterdam

    JDBC Oracle RAC

    We are currently looking for a highly motivated Oracle Database Administrator. You will be responsible for the operation of several Oracle RAC clusters and you will support critical business operations. You are going to help us to improve and expand our auctioning platform. We auction off planes, Ferrari, office buildings, ...

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February, 2017

  • 6 February

    Team dinner

    Last week we went out for a team dinner @ Café de Jaren.          

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  • 1 February

    Monitoring SMS gateway with Zabbix

    STOP

    Our website is, partly, depending on the ability to send SMS messages. This for instance happens when you try to register with a public email address like gmail.com. In that case, you need to enter your mobile phone number. We will then send a code to it, to verify that ...

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December, 2016

  • 16 December

    Expose date headers

    Standard world time zones

    For an auctioning platform, time is of the essence. If there is a difference between the time on the server and the time on the client, it can result in a very strange user experience. People might see auctions that they think are open but are actually closed, or the ...

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October, 2016

  • 12 October

    Our move from Jenkins to Bamboo to Jenkins 2.0

    In the past (5+ years ago) we used a Jenkins server to build all our projects. Then one day, it crashed… hard! The way it crashed was however not normal. Googling some of the last messages in the logs resulted in a handful of hits. None of them giving a ...

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June, 2016

  • 21 June

    DevOps model, a profile in CIO leadership, change management

    Alexander Pluim, our Product Owner and CTO of BVA Auctions, interviewed by Mary Pratt from TechTarget. Below an excerpt of the article. Take it from IT leaders who have been there: Adopting a DevOps model will require strong leadership, exceptional people skills, a high tolerance for failure and financial savvy. ...

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  • 9 June

    Fail fast(er) and move gradually

    About a year ago we thought it was a great idea to transform our monolithic application into microservices. But since then we came back on that thought. Our plan was to build the homepage of our website in a new way. It would involve doing asynchronous calls to a public ...

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December, 2015

  • 10 December

    Vacancy: Angular Front-end Developer – Amsterdam

    We are looking for a Front-end Developer who is always eager to learn. Someone with at least 2 years of work experience in Angular. You are skillful, communicative and a team player. You will join our Scrum team in Amsterdam and will be working for the biggest auction house in ...

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October, 2015

  • 2 October

    Build anything

    Nowadays a build, or continuous integration (CI), server is a must-have for any developer/team. So a Jenkins or Bamboo server would become available and as projects grow, so does the amount of installed tools and versions on it. For one project you might need Java 7 and Maven 3. These ...

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September, 2015

  • 25 September

    Vacancy: Java Developer – Amsterdam

    We are looking for a smart Java Developer who is always eager to learn. Someone with at least 5 years of Java experience, very skillful, communicative and a team player. You will join our team in Amsterdam and will be working for the biggest auction house in Europe: BVA Auctions. ...

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