SFNode Meetup at Bigcommerce

Last Thursday, we at Bigcommerce had the opportunity to host the november SFNode meetup. There were 3 speakers: Rich Trott, Joe McCann, and our very own Mick Ryan. Rich Trott on contributing to Node.js Rich Trott started out the… continue reading

TechWomen @ Bigcommerce

During the month of October, Bigcommerce's San Francisco office participated in the U.S. State Department TechWomen program. We hosted two Emerging Leaders, Glacier Bambisa from South Africa and Kenza Khomsi from Morocco. MJ Chun, one of our product managers,… continue reading

On the Usefulness (Or Lack Thereof) of Foreign Keys

Preamble I recently spoke with Sebastian Machuca (a Sydney-based engineer) about the concept of having FK constraints in Dev and Staging environments, but disabled in Production. Here is the ensuing dialogue, edited for brevity and for making-me-look-like-a-genius. Our dialogue was… continue reading

Big Growth in Austin

Four months after our first acquisition, I’m thrilled to announce that Bigcommerce is expanding to Downtown Austin! We were looking for an office befitting a startup, with the charm and character that would foster creative work. Our desired location… continue reading

SFPHP Meetup at Bigcommerce

Last week Bigcommerce hosted the SF PHP User Group in our San Francisco office, where around 40 hungry developers gathered to hear me talk about Unit Testing Done Right. This talk covered some of the historical context around unit testing,… continue reading