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Startups Using Selenium in Boston

Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston Selenium startups we've found.

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High-accuracy weather tools by integrating existing weather data with analysis of the impact on cellular signals.

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Software tool suite for English-as-a-second-language teachers.

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Aurelia – After tinkering with a number of different front-end Javascript frameworks, we’ve moved forward with Aurelia to enable rich standards-based client-side functionality, routing and data-binding. We find that Aurelia’s test-ability and modular design work well for our small team.

ASP.NET MVC/Web API – Using these enterprise-grade frameworks and Visual Studio enables us to focus on delivering value to our customers through new web-based products and features. Documentation and IDE support for .NET and C# is incredibly rich. We also depend heavily upon continuous integration (CI), one-click builds, and Selenium automation tests to build in quality from the start.

Elasticsearch – We’re using Elasticsearch as our search platform to enable educators to construct and perform complex queries to identify and visualize data about students, such as those that might need extra attention or are at risk. Student data, especially for English Language Learners (ELLs), is incredibly nuanced and is comprised of many different properties. Elasticsearch helps us scale to support the fast searching of multiple data sets from each of our school district customers.

Python – We find that it’s one of the best technologies for data wrangling, especially when using packages such as pandas. Whether it is manipulating large datasets in MongoDB via map-reduce functions, or transforming data files containing important student data, Python is our tool of choice in this area.

Octopus Deploy – We use Octopus Deploy for our deployment automation platform. It holds a near and dear place in our hearts because it provides first-class support for Windows/.NET and is extensible, open and reliable. And it’s from Australia!

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KAYAK for car insurance. Quick, personalized car insurance quotes from multiple providers.

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Python – We’re using python for our core app, with Django/DRF powering our REST API, NLTK for NLP, and pandas running high-performance real time data analysis to calculate things like RateRank and savings estimates. We use Vagrant and Ansible for IT automation, and Jenkins and Selenium for QA automation and deployment to our AWS environment.

MariaDB – Our database runs Maria on RDS, for optimal MySQL-syntax performance. We crunch a lot of data in each query, so performance is key. Some of our queries approach 100 lines long, with multiple nested queries, dozens of joins, and layered aggregation, and we run some queries thousands of times per day.

Backbone – Backbone provided us “just enough” structure for our highly custom front-end MVC, while allowing us to build our own proprietary routing & workflow engine around it. We’re using epoxy for 2-way data-binding, and jQuery + Bootstrap plugins, in addition to dozens of proprietary UI components.

Bootstrap – Our mobile-first-responsive CSS uses Bootstrap as a baseline, but builds upon it to form a highly-customized, well-organized extensible style-guide with our own unique components and layouts. We’re using SASS class-extension, selector-nesting, and custom mixins under the hood to generate our CSS.

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Cybersecurity platform to detect threats coming from compromised user accounts.

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Apache Spark – We use Spark, Spark Streaming, and the Apache Kafka frameworks for fast in-memory compute, real-time streaming, and lambda architecture. These technologies power our cyber threat detection, remediation and visualization software.

Cassandra – Our platform relies on Apache Cassandra NoSQL database for long-term data analytics and reporting. We use Elasticsearch for real-time search and analysis and Redis for in-memory cache.

Docker – We’re built on a Docker container micro-services architecture and Ansible DevOps orchestration framework for flexible bare-metal, virtual machine & cloud deployments.

Angular.js – We use the Angular front-end framework with D3.js, and NodeJS on the backend.

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Stress tracking and reduction app for consumers and companies.

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Personal savings and investment insight tools.

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Platform for better video ad-targeting on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

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