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