• 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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  • “You’ve sent a query to Solr but these aren’t the results you were looking for”

    By on 21/09/2018

    Debugging is the correct path to take when we need to find and resolve unexpected software behaviours and this is also the case, for example, when there’s a relevancy problem in Solr. Let’s imagine we create a Solr instance…

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  • Creating better UX experiences through rapid prototyping

    By on 20/09/2018

    At EmpathyBroker we focus on creating joyful customer experiences, helping our clients to select, mix and adapt our search engine functionality and features which are then completely integrated into any design or technology they may use.

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  • How to Solve the Common Problems in Image Recognition

    By on 14/09/2018

    Most classification problems related to image recognition are plagued with well-known and established problems. For example, frequently there won’t be enough data to properly train a classification system, the data might have some underrepresented classes, and most commonly, working…

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  • Looking into the use and benefits of Microservices

    By on 11/09/2018

    Microservices are a relatively new type of software development paradigm. They consist of services that run independently and autonomously but that have the ability to collaborate with each other to form a complete application …

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  • 80% of Spaniards are Shopping More Online Now than a Year Ago

    By on 10/09/2018

    Last month we looked into some of the UK results from the international consumer research we conducted to explore online shopping habits across both the UK and Spain. In this article, we’re going to take a deeper dive into…

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  • The Front-End Testing of Data Visualizations

    By on 07/09/2018

    I’m a big fan of test-driven development and believe that if your application doesn’t have any tests, errors are inevitable as the application evolves. The front-end world has an exciting amount of test frameworks for all different types of…

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