Perfecting A/B Testing

Dev & Ops

A/B testing has been playing a very important role in the gaming industry in the past years, ever since the free to play model gained an edge. It has been the go to method when unsure about the potential and value of a new or redesigned game feature. Moreover, A/B testing is very prominent in other areas too — commercial websites and social networks to name a few. ...

Nenad Zivic

Nenad Zivic

Data Scientist

August 08, 2016

Managing Iptables with Ansible the Easy Way

Dev & Ops

When we started working with Ansible, we struggled to find a simple and easy solution to manage iptables. Ansible doesn't have a built-in way of configuring iptables, so usually a recommended way is to use a single template with all the rules defined in it, which is then configured using different variables. ...

Strahinja Kustudic

Strahinja Kustudic

System Engineer

July 07, 2016

Hackathon Five

Life at Nordeus

Do you remember anything from the time when you were 5 years old? I guess you vaguely remember having fun and playing games, right? How about 5 years ago? Can you compare those two? To me, they are not that much different. Obviously, a lot has changed but the pivotal memories revolve around games. Actually, five years ago was when I channeled my passion into profession. ...

Nikola Damjanov

Nikola Damjanov

Game Artist

May 31, 2016

Self Improving on a Large Scale

Art

I hope this article finds you in a good mood because sometimes that is all it takes to harness motivation and creativity. I would like to start with a small disclaimer: this was my first project in Unreal Engine (UE) and I do admit that par of the workflow could be better and/or more optimized so if you have any comments, please do share them. So let’s start. ...

Nikola Damjanov

Nikola Damjanov

Game Artist

May 19, 2016

Ansible Check Mode Tips

Dev & Ops

Ansible has been the bread and butter of automation here at Nordeus for a few years now. We've used it to automate everything from system configurations to custom orchestrated application deploys. One neat feature that we heavily use, which almost every automation software has, is the check mode, or the "dry run" as some like to call it. ...

Strahinja Kustudic

Strahinja Kustudic

System Engineer

May 13, 2016