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Improving convenience for international employees – a SysAdmins approach.

March 25, 2014 at 12:49

STYLIGHT grew a lot – 200% in terms of employees in the last year. A lot of contracts got signed, new shops got acquired and a few more countries can enjoy the plattform. We employ people from over a dozen different countries speaking more than ten different languages, men and […]

Apple iOS7 Tech Talks in Berlin

January 20, 2014 at 08:48

On the 12th of December 2013, Apple’s iOS7 Tech Talks took place in the Maritim Hotel in Berlin. I had the chance “to represent” STYLIGHT at this really awesome event and was very excited about that! When I arrived at the hotel at 9am, the first thing I thought was […]

Christmas party & seating plan for developers

December 16, 2013 at 13:27

Last week was Stylight christmas party. A good occasion to have a little fun before the end of the year, see our founders dressed as Santa and add to the list of great company events. It was also a good time for new & old employees to meet everyone, we […]

Developer Conference Hamburg 2013

November 11, 2013 at 20:27

From the 7.-8. of November the well known Developer Conference in Hamburg took place, with more than 120 speakers. The talks covered a big range from frontend to backend and also marketing specific topics. So a small delegation of our STYLIGHT engineers packed their bags, left behind their beloved alps […]

Continuous Integration Tightens the Feedback Loop

October 28, 2013 at 13:26

This week ushers in our first CI (continuous integration) server at Stylight. With almost 300 tests running, we want to ensure the feedback process from end-user to developer is as automatic and fast as possible. Just how fast? How does under three minutes sound? We achieved this using a variety […]

How STYLIGHT went responsive (1 of 4)

October 10, 2013 at 08:48

A few weeks ago we we launched the first responsive design of STYLIGHT. Because of a strong mobile Web adoption, we have seen the launch of a number of great responsive designs in 2013. So it was about time that we jump on the bandwagon to improve our mobile Web […]

iPhone App Release

July 19, 2013 at 15:04

Yesterday evening we launched our new awesome STYLIGHT iPhone App. And what would be a launch without a Release-Party? So we invited Miss Li & her band (the artist who performs the soundtrack for our TV commercial) to our office in Munich and gave it a name: STYLIGHT Summer Session […]

Pipes and filters architectures with Python generators (and other iterators)

July 17, 2013 at 08:40

Motivation Most developers have to write programs that read and process items of stuff. Be it products, feed-items, images, you name it. I’ve certainly had to. Apprentice programmers would just write it all down sequentially, but – as many fellow programmers can testify – this approach leads to maintenance problems […]

Image processing on Steroids

July 4, 2013 at 07:57

The Situation Everyone who had to do image processing before knows that it can get a pain in the a** real quick. As long as you have to support basic resizing with JPGs only it’s OK. But it’s getting tremendously complex as soon as you need to support more specific […]

A short introduction into the everyday life of a SysAdmin

June 10, 2013 at 07:26

0x000000f4 or “The Lenovo-Incident” Before I set foot in this office as an employee I already started to shape the computational future of Stylight – I confirmed an order for 8 brand new Lenovo T430s, widely used laptops in companies all around the world. It seemed to be a reasonable […]