• The Power of Site Search in Digital Marketing

    By on 18/10/2018

    We already know, or should know, that a good site search engine is proven to lift conversions. But what about its use as a means to drive, activate or monitor tailored marketing campaigns?

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  • Synonyms in Solr I — The good, the bad and the ugly

    By on 16/10/2018

    Synonyms is one of the most used tools in search as it allows users to manually fix boolean relevancy problems by being able to expand upon terms based on their equivalence. Using synonyms allow users to find documents through…

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  • Automated Testing for eCommerce

    By on 11/10/2018

    As part of EmpathyBroker’s QA team, our mission is to ensure that the user’s search and discovery experience in multiple eCommerce sites is of the highest quality.

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  • The modern backend is here: Kotlin

    By on 10/10/2018

    Wait, you don’t know anything about the history of this new language? Then I suggest you take a minute to put “Kotlin” into your search bar and thousands of resources will appear on how JetBrains, with the support of…

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  • How Spring Boot Autoconfiguration works?

    By on 05/10/2018

    It’s been a while since we adopted Spring Boot for some of our services and applications here at EmpathyBroker. You know how it goes, some annotations here, a few configurations over there and … voilà, a fresh new service…

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  • Seeing the web clearer

    By on 04/10/2018

    Colour-Blindness, also known as Daltonism or Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD), is a syndrome that affects around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide, that’s around 318 million men and 18 million women, roughly 8% of the…

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  • Hello Search, this is me.

    By on 01/10/2018

    Personalisation is a term I personally hate. ;)
    I’ve seen so much of it, so many broken promises from multiple enterprise software vendors throughout the last 10 years that I’ve just had enough. Well, enough disappointments let me add.
    However, we…

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  • Improving Search Suggestions for eCommerce

    By on 27/09/2018

    Suggestions are one of the key parts of any site search system. They’re the first interaction a user receives at the beginning of a search session but wait, what is a search suggestion? When a user starts writing a…

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  • Git-flow Applied to a Real Project

    By on 25/09/2018

    Git-flow is a branching model for Git designed by Vincent Driessen to provide a wrapper around git commands that basically allows you to create branches.

    If you’re thinking about using this workflow, ask yourself the following question:

    Which one of these…

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