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Category Archives: Mobile

Android Smartphone Test Farm

Mobile is becoming increasingly important for companies that build web applications, and that also includes XING. Over 50% of our platform traffic comes from mobile devices. This in turn leads to a constant increase in the complexity and amount of testing work required on mobile devices. Our challenge At the beginning of 2015 XING launched a new   Continue Reading…


Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Author: Alexey Krivitsky Here at XING we’ve been having quite an exciting challenge. Learning how to scale mobile development in a way so that as many teams as needed could contribute to development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny… That’s   Continue Reading…


iOS Culture @ XING

A couple of weeks ago our colleagues from the iOS team in Barcelona came to visit us. It’s fairly uncommon for all the iOS developers to be together in one place so we decided to hold an offsite meeting with the aim of creating a distributed iOS culture at XING and building a strong relationship   Continue Reading…


Win tickets for the StartupWeekend Women Hamburg

Hi folks (German text see below), as sponsor of the StartupWeekend Women in Hamburg (10-12 April, 2015), XING is giving away two developer tickets for the event. Such, two lucky coders can join for free this high-energy and inspiring event. Developers who are interested to join, please write to sweepstake@xing.com no later than 7 April, 2015 (incl.) mention   Continue Reading…


Refreshing XING’s Mobile Website

Every two months, XING gives its developer and product teams a week away from their everyday work to come up with great ideas for XING and then turn them into reality. During the last innovation week held at the start of November, two Rails and three front end developers got together to work on touch.xing.com.   Continue Reading…


XINGAPIClient – an ObjC client for our API

The XING API provides you with a convenient and easy way to make your iOS apps communicate with the XING platform. It’s very easy to register your app at dev.xing.com and obtain your oauth credentials. We have very strict security measures in place to prevent our API from misuse and to keep your data safe.   Continue Reading…


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…


Placeholder – revived using state-of-the-art technology

At the beginning of July 2012 I wrote an article about a custom [placeholder] solution we integrated at XING. The idea was to have placeholders that should still be visible when focused (see “placeholder – Custom solution vs. native HTML5 feature”). As mentioned in that article, Chrome at one point natively handled what we implemented   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

The end of year approximates and still there are so many interesting articles. I wanna share some I collected over the past few weeks. Today: AngularJS, MVC, __proto__, Firefox OS and more…


JSConf EU 2012

My trip to Berlin was only brief but nonetheless a great success. On the sixth and seventh of October, 44 talks were held over 2 days and presented on 2 stages (the production hall and the “bubble”) in the “Alte Münze”. The bubble was a fun transparent room made of plastic which was filled with   Continue Reading…