21

Jan

2015

AWeber Engineering Welcomes Three New Team Members!

By: January 21, 2015

It’s been a big week for the AWeber Engineering Team. We’ve had the opportunity to welcome three new AWesome hires: Sandeep Chand, Pete Steinheuser, and Meghan Nesta. Wanna learn more about them? Read on... Sandeep Chand Sandeep Chand joins the team as our new Vice … <Read More>

15

Jan

2015

1Password and The AWeber iOS App

By: January 15, 2015

Creating accounts for many different applications is cumbersome. Looking in my own account list, I see almost 200 different sets of usernames and passwords! How can anyone be expected to remember all of them? For security sake, passwords must be complex and not reused across … <Read More>

17

Dec

2014

Leveraging the 4 L's

By: December 17, 2014

Investing in retrospectives "We have a lot to get through today, so let's spend five minutes on the retrospective, and move into sprint planning," said the dutiful Database Administrator. "We hit our commitments, let's skip the retrospective," added the optimistic Operations Engineer. "Meh. Let's just … <Read More>

10

Dec

2014

Ben English Joins AWeber Engineering

By: December 10, 2014

Ben English has joined the AWeber Engineering Team as a Software Engineer. When Ben isn't involved in tech-related tinkering, you can find him outdoors riding one of his bikes - bicycles, not motor bikes. Coincidentally, his least favorite thing to do is be involved in … <Read More>

04

Dec

2014

Slowly Becoming Swift

By: December 4, 2014

A subtle strategy to adopting Apple’s new language Being a mobile developer comes with certain connotations around early-adoption, especially when it comes to something new and shiny being introduced. Usually, the “shiny” in question is a new device - but back in June, Apple surprised … <Read More>

26

Nov

2014

Some Things To Be Thankful For

By: November 26, 2014

Reflecting on the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday season, there are many things to be thankful for: Our awesome customers Living indoors Regular meals Today Working at AWeber Food And more food! Here at AWeber, we are big fans of good food (if you couldn’t … <Read More>

20

Nov

2014

Avoiding Robolectric Shock While Testing Android with Gradle and Espresso

By: November 20, 2014

The Android development community’s opinion of the available automated testing capabilities on Android is mediocre at best. Google’s provided framework mixes unit and integration testing capabilities in a single poorly documented package. Unit tests provide a purpose separate from integration tests and should be treated … <Read More>

30

Oct

2014

AWeber Retrospectives: Getting from Good to Great

By: October 30, 2014

How success can start with failure... Opportunities for failure lurk everywhere. In projects, in code roll-outs, in team member interactions. We’re going to try a lot of new things. Some will work. Some won’t.  We don’t set out to fail, but when we do, how … <Read More>

21

Oct

2014

It's All About People

By: October 21, 2014

At the end of July, our CTO (Brian Jones) came to me with a special request: He asked that I pull together a surprise event for our Ops Team in celebration of National SysAdmin Appreciation Day. I was pumped! Not only for the opportunity to celebrate … <Read More>

09

Oct

2014

AWeber Mobile's "Big Ten" Rules for Version Management

By: October 9, 2014

The Four Constraints Making native applications for Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store presents a set of constraints which are different from other platforms (notably, web applications). At AWeber, our mobile team set out to find a way to structure a version control methodology that … <Read More>