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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: Senior Java Developer – Amsterdam

    We are looking for a smart Java Developer who is always eager to learn. Someone with lots of  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. We auction off planes, ...

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  • 17 September

    BVA-auctions Newsletter 3.0

    BVA-Auctions Newsletter 3.0

    At BVA-Auctions we though it was the moment to let go both the design and the content of the old newsletter and give it a new fresh, flat design look. This is how we changed it:    

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  • 10 September

    Parallel testing with Maven-fail-safe

    Parallel testing with Maven-fail-safe Running a functional regression test can take up a lot of time. That is why it’s not always suitable for a buildserver as it would delay the build too much. Instead a nightly run is done to execute the functional regression test. To speed up the ...

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  • 4 September

    In search for a small(er) Docker image

    Image size decreased drastically

    Within the BVA Auctions project we are building microservices and we are putting them in Docker containers. These microservices are a lot smaller (and less complex) than the ‘old fashioned’ applications, but something was smelly when we put them in a container. Their size was huge! Time for some investigation… As we ...

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August, 2015

July, 2015

  • 16 July

    How much self-organizing is your team?

    These days, many companies on the Agile road are talking about “self-organizing” or “self-managing” teams. Especially managers like to talk about team structures and optimal productivity. But what are actually self-organizing teams? Self-organizing is a gradual movement from total hierarchy to more and more trust that people are capable of ...

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  • 15 July

    Post-its all over the place

    Post-its are so handy, we use them everywhere. Mario on the window: Or Mats new sun-glasses:

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January, 2015

  • 30 January

    New plants

    Thanks to Tijn we have some new plants at our working space. Especially our Scrum board looks alive now.      

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  • 26 January

    Team dinner

    Last week one of our developers, Massimo, came over from Italy and we went out for a dinner in restaurant In de Waag at the Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam. We think it is very important that besides hard work there is time to relax and have fun with you teammates.  

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