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Archive for January 2012

Commerce Sciences Is Hiring!

As most of you know, I left Google a few months ago to join a hot new eCommerce startup (I can finally reveal it’s Commerce Sciences).

So far it’s been just Eyal, Aviv and myself working here at our Herzliya office.


Well …


We are pleased to announce that we secured an investment of more than 1.5 million dollars, and are now ready to spend that money on you!

That is … if you’re a really top notch developer looking for adventure, learning, teaching, cutting edge tools and challenges, a terrific product (still stealth mode, but we already have some clients) that will change the way we do eCommerce, together with a superior team.

You will be our second or third employee … plenty of room to grow, influence the team, the code/architecture and the product.
I was actually just planning to write a post about “why I love startups so much” when the news of the investment round was made public .. look forward to it.

I can’t elaborate publicly about the product, but technology wise I can say we’re working with Java 7 (thinking about Scala), Groovy, Play! Framework, Javascript/HTML/LessCss (will integrate Coffee Script first chance we get) Amazon EC2, git, and Trello.

Do you want to start a Java/JVM group in the Tel Aviv area?

There’s a new group in town.

If you’re a Java/JVM developer, and live in the Tel Aviv (or Israel) area, please join.

I don’t like repeating myself, so please, if you fit the above criteria, read the linked post.

FollowUpThen – Easy Task Reminder

I just discovered FollowUpThen via Pasha a few weeks ago, and wanted to share. It’s an easy to use website that complements other task management systems, and would be especially useful to those of you that don’t manage your tasks in a full fledged “system”, but just keep them in your inbox.

In shorts – if you send an email to a FollowUpThen address, you’ll get a reminder after a specific time. E.g. send an email to to get a reminder 3 days from now. Check out the video on their homepage, and just use it – it’s dead simple.