Welcome to the inaugural Retail Ops Weekly newsletter, which will highlight a few relevant thought pieces, news stories, tips & tricks, and more from the week before. Each issue will be personally curated, with a focus on delivering useful and thought provoking content for anyone working in the retail industry. Enjoy!
- Amazon Prime Day went better the second time around, but what does that mean for everybody else? Jason Ankeny breaks it down. Prime Day 2016: The 5 most important lessons from Amazon's 'biggest day ever' [Retail Dive]
- From funny video to billion dollar acquisition. Dollar Shave Club is quite the story, but what’s behind the big purchase? Ryan Caldbeck looks at it from a build vs buy perspective. Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club? [TechCrunch]
- Do we really need to watch someone invert a binary tree on a whiteboard? Mitch Pronschinske wrote a great piece on How to fix the technical interview (and maybe the developer shortage). [TechBeacon]
- Practical advice from real world experiences. Stefan Wolpers shares some tips about how to first get into the right mindset with the team. Can’t wait for Part 2! How to Kick Off Your Agile Transition: Part 1 [DZone]
- The Java ecosystem continues to improve, but with that comes a lot of choices to make. ZeroTurnaround performed a study with over 2000 developers, and broke down the results quite nicely. Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report 2016 [ZeroTurnaround]
- This year's ChefConf was a hit with some fresh offerings. CEO Barry Crist and CTO Adam Jacob sat down with Lee and Joab from The New Stack to explain more about the Automate platform. Making an Automation Sandwich with Habitat and Chef [The New Stack]
- ChatOps have emerged as an early killer app for AI, but it’s still early for real world practice. Cosima Mielke takes a look at how to make this technology more accessible. Conversational Interfaces: Where Are We Today? Where Are We Heading? [Smashing Magazine]
- It's okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and recover accordingly. Michal Harel takes a look at a few specific cases where design failed for eCommerce apps. Don't You Just Hate When... [UXMagazine]
Ivan is the Director of Business Development at Avenue Code, collaborating with technology and industry partners to deliver meaningful IT and development solutions.