A day in a life of a Cloud Engineer

Parties. The perfect moment for an awkward conversation with your fellow-guests. At some point, you’re usually asked: “so, what is it you do?” Our Cloud Engineer Sander has a foolproof answer. What do you tell people at parties? As a Cloud Engineer, you work with the Cloud and facilitate the Read more…

Relocation to the Netherlands

Think only Dutch people work at Coolblue? Think again! We employ Coolbluers from every corner of the world, and we’re proud of that! Take Icaro (Senior Software Developer), Thulani (NET Software Developer), and Carl (Junior Software Developer), for example. They decided to take the leap and become Coolbluers. What was Read more…

First week as Team Lead Tech

Now that we’re nearing almost 3000 Coolbluers, our days are filled with meetings, projects, and the occasional ping pong battle. But what does a working week look like? To find out, let’s pick the brains of a Coolbluer to find out what it is they really do. Our brand new Read more…

Hackathon: The Aftermovie

During the Hackathon, a group of skilled Coolbluers locked themselves away in a Capuchin Monastery. While there, they worked on their own projects for 48 hours straight—pet projects that usually fall by the wayside. Want to see how it all went down? Then look no further, we’ve got the aftermovie Read more…

ABSTRACT FROM YOUR CI. USE CAKE!

Here at Coolblue, we can choose our tools from a range of technologies. A while ago, our team started moving from Microsoft MSTest to xUnit. Although the code change was fairly simple, the build pipeline was tied with the MSTest framework, ignoring the xUnit tests. Between the requests to the Read more…

TBT – Strata Data Conference London

In May 2017, Gerard Toonstra and Matthias Schuurmans attended the Strata Data conference (https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/strata-eu) which was  held in London. This conference is all about data, with four main topics: Data security and privacy (hello GDPR!) Management of (big-)data teams and organisations Data science and deep learning Data engineering and platforming Read more…