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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CISCO NEXUS CASE STUDY

We chose the Cisco Nexus switch to act as our core networking foundation. The solution includes the full family of Nexus 2000, 5000 and 7000 series switches, providing an end-to-end network fabric with increased traffic-handling and business continuity capabilities. This helps drive business growth and improve customer service. bet365 Cisco Nexus Case Study

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HTML5 Blurs the Line between Web and Mobile for bet365

bet365, the world’s biggest online sports betting site says advances in HTML5 along with the penetration of high-end mobile devices is enabling it to deliver a near identical cross platform experience. Over the last six-months, HTML5 has enabled bet365’s development teams to not only significantly increase the feel and function of its mobile platform but also considerably reduce the code needed to produce it. Audio and video streaming is now powered by HTML5, allowing customers on any device to access the streams, without the need for a flash plugin. This is also true of bet365’s ‘Match Live’ service, which provides…

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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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bet365 selects Geo Networks to deliver national optical fibre network

Geo Networks Limited (Geo), a provider of dedicated fibre networks, has announced that it will deploy and manage a dedicated fibre network for global eGaming company bet365. The 10 year deal, which will see Geo take its first steps into the gaming sector, will enable bet365 to respond to increased network demands with a scalable, reliable and future-proofed solution. Dedicated fibre will result in improved latency and enable bet365 to continue to deliver a superior end-user experience, even during periods of rapid growth. The Geo-managed network, worth in excess of £3m, will be deployed between bet365’s key UK data centres…

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CLOUD COMPUTING PLAYS KEY ROLE IN DELIVERY OF bet365’s LATEST IN-PLAY BETTING SYSTEM

Stoke based eGaming operator bet365 has today announced the launch of its latest In-Play betting system. The industry leading system employs a distributed computing model to deliver the scale necessary to meet the demand for bet365’s products. In-Play betting enables users to bet on the outcome of specific events that take place while a sport is in progress, e.g. the next point in a tennis match or the next goal in a football game. As such it requires the delivery of a continuous stream of real-time information, whilst simultaneously receiving and processing a huge amount of incoming customer data. bet365’s…

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