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  1. Design Critique — The Booking way
  2. Using Riak as Events Storage - Part 4
  3. On Diversity
  4. Named Entity Classification
  5. Autonomous Peer Learning at Booking.com and How You Can Do it in Your Organization
  6. A matter of design principle(s)
  7. 5 ways to listen to your customers
  8. Evaluating MySQL Parallel Replication Part 4: More Benchmarks in Production
  9. Evaluating MySQL Parallel Replication Part 4, Annex: Under the Hood
  10. k-Nearest Neighbours: From slow to fast thanks to maths
  11. Taming the events: How we regained petabyte-scale Hive query power
  12. A Few Fun Tools We Built At Booking.com
  13. Perl IntelliJ Plugin - Herd your code
  14. Progressive Web Apps with Service Workers
  15. The one where Booking.com sent travellers to Mars
  16. Using Riak as Events Storage - Part 3
  17. Using multivariant tests to determine performance impact
  18. Keeping Control of the Front-end
  19. Using Riak as Events Storage - Part 2
  20. Using Riak as Events Storage - Part 1
  21. Changing our attitude towards failure
  22. Abstracting Binlog Servers and MySQL Master Promotion without Reconfiguring all Slaves
  23. Evaluating MySQL Parallel Replication Part 3: Benchmarks in Production
  24. Evaluating MySQL Parallel Replication Part 3, Annex: Under the Hood
  25. How we designed Booking.com for Business
  26. How We Spent Two Days Making Perl Faster
  27. About opening doors and asking questions:
    An interview with Janne Jul Jensen
  28. Evaluating MySQL Parallel Replication Part 2: Slave Group Commit
  29. Better Parallel Replication for MySQL
  30. IO::Socket::Timeout: socket timeout made easy
  31. A/B Testing - Concept != Execution
  32. Distributed Top-N Similarity Join with Hive and Perl Part I
  33. B.Smashing – A Front End evening with Booking.com and Smashing Magazine
  34. Better Crash-safe replication for MySQL
  35. Would you like fries with that?
  36. Goldilocks and the Three Experiments
  37. Reusing Bitmap objects on Android
  38. MySQL Slave Scaling (and more)
  39. More Optimizations in Perl 5.20-to-be
  40. Automating CSS sprites for large organisations
  41. MySQL 5.6 GTIDs: Evaluation and Online Migration
  42. A Faster Perl Runtime in Tiny Steps
  43. Custom Browser Extensions for Front End Developers
  44. Native Extensions for Perl without Smoke and Mirrors
  45. Hardening Perl's Hash Function
  46. How we do talent development in Booking.com IT
  47. The Next Sereal is Coming!
  48. Responsive Email
  49. The Dreaded "Attempt to free unreferenced scalar"
  50. OK: Monitoring enabled
  51. On the importance of localisation
  52. Profiling in Production
  53. Is your A/B testing effort just chasing statistical ghosts?
  54. Dotfiles distribution
  55. The Little Script That Could
  56. F5 BIG-IP Custom MIB
  57. Writing Advanced Daemons That Aren't Daemons
  58. Highlander!
  59. Booking.com Software Developer Hiring Process
  60. Protect Against Accidental Logging of Sensitive Information
  61. Efficient CSS Compression in Perl
  62. We're Hiring Designers
  63. Sereal - a binary data serialization format
  64. The Signal Handling Blues
  65. Welcome to the Booking.com dev blog