Tech Corner

Designing Code that matters.

3rd level RESTful API with Spring

Oktober 2, 2015
In a modern world of distributed systems usually it is just a matter of time when your application has to communicate with another one. This communication can be one- or bidirectional and in the latter case you have to both consume other application’s API and roll out one for your application.

Why we are using SASS

September 25, 2015
What is SASS ? SASS is CSS with superpowers. It’s a preprocessor (like LESS) which lets you use a bunch of really cool features, you have always missed while writing CSS, like variables, nesting, partials, mixins, inheritance and operators. There are two syntaxes available for Sass right now.

Staging – A Crucial Step for a Real “Live” Show

September 9, 2015
The Testing “Bobcats” were a new team assembled in Visual Meta during the second half of 2014. There was no dedicated team to take care of Testing and Release across the whole platform, hence Developers themselves were in charge of these tasks which took time away from actual Development

Why we use Hadoop at Visual Meta

August 7, 2015
When we started running our platform ladenzeile.de in Germany in 2009, things were pretty nice and cozy: It was the first country we launched. Little traffic, small number of products, small number of things actually being done with the data. We were able to run the whole platform on one single

Why we migrate to JIRA

Juli 20, 2015
Interview with Johannes Schaback, Founder & Managing Director of Visual Meta, about the migration to

Visual Meta’s first organized „Satellite Event“ during TOA15

Juli 17, 2015
On July 16th 2015 Visual Meta GmbH opened its doors and presented a special tech meetup during Tech Open Air 2015 (toa.berlin). Taking place within TOA, the multi-disciplinary Tech Festival (15-17 July 2015 at Alte Teppichfabrik), was held over two days with 150 “Satellite Events” at various

Visual Meta @ Droidcon

Juni 11, 2015
Droidcon is a global developer conference series and a network focusing on the best of Android. The idea behind droidcon is to support the Android platform and create a strong network for developers and companies. The 7th edition of droidcon Berlin took place from June 3-6, 2015 at Postbahnhof. Our

5th LadenZeile Usability Night

Mai 10, 2015
On May 6th 2015, we organized the 5th LadenZeile Usability Night one of a series of free usability testing events. People are invited to exchange ideas and experiences about online products in a casual atmosphere. It is about witnessing how user friendly your product is, receiving “live”