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Future Developments

To App or not to App

Following on from the discussion regarding mobile development at bet365, the nice people at Information Age have published an opinion piece from our Head of Systems Development. Alan goes into more detail about the history of mobile development at bet365, the challenges of supporting multiple devices with different sizes /feature sets and also the shift to Typescript from Javascript that Pete G blogged about on Tuesday. To app or not to app: how Bet365 is tackling the mobile UI challenge (Information Age)

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BET365 IN THE NEWS

As a privately owned company, speaking publicly about our business isn’t something that we do often. However Alan Reed, Head of Systems Development for Sports, has been chatting to a few journalists about the technology challenges we face. Innovation is Key In this interview, Alan talks a little about the “bet365 Way” in regards to the technology we have adopted and the processes we follow. He mentions Erlang a few times which is a nice example of how we pick the right technology for the job in hand and not just following fashion. bet365 – A company betting on its…

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Adopting TypeScript at bet365

We at bet365 have always had a strong relationship with flash — it has powered all of our In-Play apps since their conception, as well as our whole desktop website. Sadly, though, it wasn’t to be and even in the best relationships there comes a time when you just need to move on. So at the beginning of 2013, we were looking at moving the front-end architecture from our fully real-time flash site over to a new, future proof JavaScript framework more suited to the modern web. Naturally, we wanted the same robust development pipeline available to us in flash…

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Welcome to Our Research and Development Team

What happens when your business starts to run at a scale where traditional tools and techniques no longer offer acceptable performance in terms of scalability and time to market? bet365’s answer, create a specialist R&D team. bet365 has been growing rapidly since our inception in 2001. A key driver of our phenomenal growth is our single minded use of technology to delight our customers. With this in mind we invested heavily in the latest network, cloud and server technologies. As a global company our systems are spread throughout the world. We have our own data centres at key locations and…

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