My 3 months at Webjet: Dzmitry Kakaruk

I joined Webjet back in May as a Master of IT & CS graduate from RMIT. When looking for work I was looking for a place with a friendly and inclusive environment, which is not too small but not too big, is Australian with a growing international presence, a…

My 3 months at Webjet: Rochelle Gracias

I joined Webjet back in April as a Master of IT & CS graduate from RMIT. Working as a Developer at Webjet, I got to pick up coding tasks or stories that have been planned for the current sprint. Following an Agile development model, each morning we have a…

Building a scalable StatsD metrics system

Building a microservice platform that is scalable and can handle hundreds and thousands of requests per second is a difficult task even on modern cloud platforms. There are many challenges in building modern distributed system and monitoring these systems can be particularly tricky. In this post, I’d like to…

Monolith to Micro-services | Part 2 | All aboard with Kubernetes

As the paradigm shifts more to container workloads and microservices, Webjet was looking for a way to deploy containers as well as manage them. In part one we dived into the journey of microservices, our traditional Azure Web App architecture and how we started adopting container workloads. We learnt to…

Monolith to Micro-services | Part 1 | An unexpected Docker journey

Micro-services have been a hot topic for us folk at Webjet. Like many other software teams, at Webjet, we have been working over the years with what we would more recently call a monolithic architecture.  Being faced with changing the way we engineer our solutions to meet the scale,…

These aren’t the hotels I’m looking for!

The Problem The hotels team at Webjet got tasked with developing a new auto complete feature for our site, that would be capable of sub second suggestions across thousands of cities, localities and areas, and be smart enough to figure out near matches. The system we had currently that…

Webjet’s UI Pattern Library journey

This article explores the how we established our UI Pattern Library which is bringing visual consistency to our customers and significant time savings to our development team. Background In early 2015 I joined Webjet as their first in-house UX Designer. At that time Webjet operated two brands in four countries and…

Blockchain: The Silver bullet?

Blockchain!!! If you’ve read the news Blockchains are going to be everywhere, revolutionizing all industries as they go along. But what is it really? A blockchain is essentially an immutable distributed database. This database is shared but all parties on the network, each having their own copy, and each…

DevOps Deployment Framework. The rise of dodo

Here at Webjet IT we live and breathe DevOps. Our DevOps journey has been one borne out of automation and a cultural shift in terms of developing and operating production environments.  This first blog will outline our view on automation and how this has help define a framework that has…