In Search Of Coding Nirvana With Walmart’s Resident Git Master

In this series, Tech Better takes a look at the innovative work and passion projects of Walmart Technology associates. Jonathan Irvin talks a lot about irony. Although his official title at Walmart Technology is “programmer,” his duties span application development, release management and a few things in between. In his day-to-day role, he works with…

Walmart’s Demo Day Highlights Homebrewed Innovation

Developers at Walmart Technology’s quarterly Demo Day showcased their projects and talents while learning about cutting-edge technologies across the organization. The company held its most recent Demo Day in October at its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters, where turnout exceeded 60 booths and the excitement in the air was palpable. From augmented reality systems to data logistics…

5 Ways VR Can Unleash Hidden Potential in Software Development Organizations

Virtual reality is poised to radically change entertainment experiences like video gaming and film viewing, but can VR’s immersive capabilities be applied to other technology-focused areas? Will virtual reality become a business tool? The immersive and collaborative nature of VR can help software development organizations unleash the full potential of their talent, streamlining workflows and…

Open Source Cloud at Walmart: A Story of Scalability

When Walmart got ready to roll out ShippingPass, which provides two-day shipping to customers for $49 per year, it realized it needed to scale up its e-commerce infrastructure to support the launch. Instead of looking to a commercial solution to bolster resource availability, the company decided to leverage the open source OpenStack cloud platform. “We…

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