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Icebreaker for Xing – Google Glassware app concept

For the XING Innovation week we had in May, our team (Nikkel Blaase, Miguel Parramon, Sebastian Wüst and Jochen Preusche) set out to build a prototype to explore the possibilities of what Google Glass could offer to a social network like XING. XING Innovation weeks are an initiative that lets XING developers work on their own ideas   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

A new year. And here you get some good and interesting articles. Today: GIF, Remote browser control, Firefox OS, Favicon, User Input and more.


Open-sourced WWW::Curl::UserAgent

Ensuring that resources are provided quickly, reliably and in a fault-tolerant manner for serving each web request is one of the challenges when running XING. A lot of these resources are served via an HTTP-based API, so each web request to our platform might trigger a set of internal HTTP requests. If one part of   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

The last time in 2012 I want to share some interesting articles. Today: jQuery, mod_pagespeed, Method Bound, UX, translate (performance), WebKit, Fastbook, browser prefixes, AngularJS, SEO, CSS animation


XINGovating the new XING share button

In January we released the new XING share button. It was one of the first products born in our innovation weeks. Here’s how we built it and dealt with upcoming <strike>problems</strike> challenges. We’ve released some great features over the last few months that were born in our prototyping days or innovation weeks. The lunch planner, XING   Continue Reading…


Error pages is what we do

Does frantically hammering away at your keyboard for hours on end sound like a typical day to you? Well, that’s not the case with us developers here at XING as we’re a really creative and professional bunch who like to have fun at work.


Merge conflicts

First of all, what is a merge conflict? When working with a “version control system” (VCS) such as CVS, SVN or GIT, merging is a daily task. Your developer colleagues also work on their features and commit code. To keep your local version up to date you need to “pull” and “merge” their work on   Continue Reading…


6 months @XING and none some the wiser…

It’s been 6 months today since I started as a Software Engineer Ruby on Rails at XING. And I don’t want to miss the chance to share my experience. About a month and a half ago I had the first contact with my boss to be after talking to a friend of mine who already worked   Continue Reading…


Coming back to programming

I have been a Rails developer at XING for a bit over three months now. So far, it has been an exciting time. Which is why I want to share with you the surprises, oohs and aahs that I have experienced in my first months of what is in fact my first job as a   Continue Reading…


Hello World – The XING developer blog is live

where we — the tech geeks, developers and wizards at XING — write about our work, programming tricks we’ve learned, stuff we release to the world of open source, and other random tidbits that may or may not be relevant to other developers or interested parties out there. We will also be providing you with   Continue Reading…