Technical Blog

Find Box at Grace Hopper Next Week

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by

Next week, we’re sending 23 delegates to the annual Grace Hopper Conference celebrating women engineers. We’ve been sending a delegation to the annual meeting of women engineers for three years and each time, the planning begins earlier. (This year, we started in February.) While in Phoenix, we’ll be pretty busy: 14 Boxers are speaking, with presentations ranging from Birds of a Feather...

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Box Open Source: Introducing Brainy

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by

At Box, we’ve been using Smarty for a wide range of jobs. It has become a core part of our web application, as we render millions of pages with it every day. Box engineers have leveraged Smarty across a wide range of infrastructure services including: testing tools, linting support, code generation, and more. And hundreds, if not thousands, of development and maintenance hours have been saved...

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A Baseline Approach to Security Testing

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by

Security testing is often perceived as a burdensome, unnecessary process, and, as a result, many young startups don’t test their applications or services for security vulnerabilities. But in fact, there are many good open source, free and/or commercial security tools which can perform some basic security checks on infrastructure and applications. Using these security tools can help catch the...

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Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship: Fostering Diversity Through Company Culture

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by

Last year, Box announced our first ever Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship seeks out college sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who bring unique perspectives to their fields. We’re happy to announce that applications are now open for this year’s Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship. We’re looking for...

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Box Open Source Open House

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by

At Box, we rely on open source software and the strong community that makes it possible, which is why we are excited to host our first ever Box Open Source Open House on September 23rd here at Box HQ. The open house will feature talks from Facebook’s Paul Tarjan on HHVM and Box’s Matt Basta on a new open source project (more on that soon). Arista, Facebook, HBase, LinkedIn, Netflix,

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