Principles for High Growth Products

This post is from a talk I recently did for our new class of interns, 2018, at Jet.com. We would not let this … or any of the other big problems in eCommerce stop us and we were determined to ramp up to unprecedented scale faster than anyone ever had

An Exemplary Life

I often write about technology online but this time I will be writing about something more important to me. I want to write about a man that had an incredibly interesting life and had a great deal of impact in mine. I have been fortunate in that I have known

eCommerce and Advertising on the Blockchain

Advertising on the internet, as we know it, is dead. Long live advertising! That may sound like hyperbole, but it is in fact where we are headed, and some, like myself, will argue that we are already there. I will lay out, what I believe, is sound reasoning for my

eCommerce on the blockchain.

What would eCommerce look like if it were done on the blockchain?eCommerce on the block chain would be an interesting animal. I’m not talking about an eCommerce shop that accepts bitcoin or even ethereum, a few of those already exist. I am talking about one that bakes the

The Jet Engine we built.

"Because it's probably harder to build a massive eCommerce platform than an actual Jet engine."So you want to build a massive online eCommerce platform?A lot of friends, and former colleagues, want to know what its been like to build Jet.com. I figured I would take a little

F# Powered Realtime Dashboard.

Let's build a dashboard powered by .NET and JavaScript, specifically we will use F# and vanilla JavaScript with little bit of jQuery. A while back I wrote an article that was quite popular on building a similar dashboard using Angular and C#, partly because people can't get enough dashboards and

Startups as just a "buzz" word for engineers.

"Startups right now are nothing more than a 'fad' a 'buzz' word in the tech industry. Get yourself a job at a well established company so you can learn something and have a job tomorrow."A friend of mine and former colleague made that comment to me recently. He isn't

F# for the backend.

F# your backend.Functional languages are the future of our industry. If you're an object oriented developer looking for a modern Functional language to transition to and further your engineering skills, then I think you should strongly consider learning F#. I predict that within a few years almost all back
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