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ESN joins the Electronic Arts family
2 years ago

The ESN team is extremely happy to announce that we now are a part of the Electronic Arts family. During the past few years we have been working closely together with EA and DICE to build Battlelog for Battlefield 3. We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity and the team is looking forward to focus all of its energy on DICE, Battlelog and the Battlefield series.

As we’re teaming up with EA and DICE, we are looking for more talented developers and designers to join our studio and help create some of the best online game services out there. Find out more on the Careers section.

iPhone app for Battlelog
2 years ago

Just recently, the iPhone app for Battlelog launched. It brings the integrated web platform for Battlefield 3 to mobile devices.

Similar to Battlelog on the web, the app enables real-time updates of friends, their level-ups, weapon unlocks and medals earned. The detailed breakdown of users’ upgrades is available as well. Battle Feed is also found in the app along with Leaderboards, perfect for keeping track of what your friends are up to when not at a computer.

The app is called “EA Battlelog” is naturally found in the App Store, give it a go!
Battlelog is live!
2 years ago

On October 25th, Battlefield 3's social web platform Battlelog launched for a world wide audience - reaching millions of users within just a week of operations. After 18 months of working with the project, we’re of course very proud of what we’ve released. Battlelog has shown a phenomenal uptime, performance and stability, especially compared to other, similar services on the market.

In the upcoming months, we'll be working together with the EA DICE team to release Battlelog updates based on the feedback from the Battlefield players.

We're very happy for all the kind words and articles about our ESN technology and Battlelog. The response from gamers, game developers and web developers has been overwhelmingly positive. Armin Ronacher wrote a detailed blog post on Battlelog from a technical perspective.

On top of that, the ESN team is working on a bunch of other really interesting gaming projects. More on that later.
Battlefield 3 Open Beta
3 years ago

We have been working with the Battlelog web for the last 18 months. Now it's finally time for the Open Beta and we are really proud of it. It's gonna be an awesome experience making it more fun and easy to play Battlefield 3 with friends. Here is more info on Battlelog and our part in the Battlefield 3 project.
The ESN team is heading for LA and E3
3 years ago

This weekend half of the ESN team is leaving Uppsala for sunny California, Los Angeles and E3. We have a über cool gaming project we've been working on the last 2 years, that'll be announced this summer. Check this section for exclusive info in July.
Planetframework.com launched
3 years ago

A while back we launched the official Planet Framework website. At planetframework.com you'll find example projects, documentation and downloads for our Python based real-time web framework.

Check it out and apply for an invite today.
Back from EuroPython, heading to GDC
4 years ago

The ESN team is on tour this summer! A couple of weeks ago we returned from EuroPython in Birmingham where HÃ¥kan held a 40 minute session on Planet, real-time magic and our development environment. We had a great stay, enjoyed some interesting talks and got the chance to met up with the guys from the gevent project and JetBrains.



Next week we'll be heading for Germany and the Game Developer Conference in Cologne. If you're there, come visit us at booth 136!
Results from the 5th ESN Hackathon
4 years ago

What a blast! Our 24 hour Hackathon ended Friday after a thrilling voting procedure including 25 participants and 8 teams. Teams built real-time websites based on ESN's real-time web framework Planet, ranging from canvas based space ships and real-time commenting systems for YouTube to virtual shopping carts and SSH browsers. Browse our public Facebook photo album to find out more.

Here's a breakdown of the projects created:

Top 3 Projects

1st place - Team H: Real-time Canvas based Space Shooter


2nd place - Team B: Real-time Competition application


3rd place - Team A: Real-time Scroogle game

More Projects

Team C: Real-time Video commenting tool


Team D: Real-time Shopping list


Team E: Real-time Music Tracker


Team F: Real-time Ad tracker


Team G: Real-time Putty look-a-like client in HTML5

Stay tuned for the official announcement of the 6th Hackathon, scheduled sometime September - October.
5th ESN Hackathon coming up
4 years ago

Yet again we are putting together another popular ESN Hackathon. In the past 16 months we've seen some really interesting sites built with Planet technology at different get-togethers. This time we're preparing for the launch of Planet 1.8, our real-time web framework. Focus will therefore be on building truly awesome web sites with this new version of Planet.

In short, teams consisting of 3-4 members will be competing in creating the best, most useful website during 24 hours.

Winners will be determined by voting just after the competition finishes. Great prices are at stake!

The event will be held at ESN's development office in downtown Uppsala. Complimentary pizza and snacks will be served throughout the day. Team line-up is full of talented people from DICE, Voddler, Expansive Worlds, onGOLF and ESN. There are some seats left. Are you up for it?

Head over to the sign-up page for more (practical) details.
ESN Tech Talks #1: Summary
4 years ago

The ESN Tech Talks seats were filled last Wednesday with over 30 attendees from Uppsala University, Spotify, Bwin, Go Interactive, Interactive Solutions and ESN. Oskar presented HTML5, while Markus talked about Python optimization techniques. The whole event was a great success, and we're looking forward to the upcoming talks during the year.

At the bottom of this post you'll find both presentations, powered by cloud based presentation software SlideRocket. Videos from the talks will also be available at a later date.

Next week, Wednesday February 17th, it's time for ESN Tech Talk #2. Marcus will be covering deployment with Red Hat, and Jonatan will talk about the NoSQL database MongoDB. Only 10 more seats available! Don't forget to signup!

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How HTML5 will change the Web


Python Under the Hood
Introducing ESN Tech Talks
4 years ago

In addition to our quarterly ESN Hackathons - 24 hour ESN Planet development sprints - we're now adding a new ingredient to the ESN Soup: ESN Tech Talks.

Starting February 3rd, ESN will be hosting 2 x 30 minute technology talks focusing on the social web, real-time and other kick-ass technologies. It'll be an informal meet-and-greet of other interesting people in the industry. The talks will take place at ESN's offices in Uppsala, Sweden. We're located in central Uppsala, a trip from Stockholm Centralstation is only 40 minutes. Complimentary snacks and beer will be served and after the talks we'll probably head out and grab something to eat.

We kick off with a full coverage of the future of the browser with Oskar diving into HTML5, and follow that up with the first chapter of The Python Holy Grail with Markus. Slots are open for anyone to join but they are limited, so sign up now! Find out more details at the ESN Tech Talks section.

News post archive

ESN joins the Electronic Arts family
2 years ago
iPhone app for Battlelog
2 years ago
Battlelog is live!
2 years ago
Battlefield 3 Open Beta
3 years ago
The ESN team is heading for LA and E3
3 years ago
Planetframework.com launched
3 years ago
Back from EuroPython, heading to GDC
4 years ago
Results from the 5th ESN Hackathon
4 years ago
5th ESN Hackathon coming up
4 years ago
ESN Tech Talks #1: Summary
4 years ago
Introducing ESN Tech Talks
4 years ago

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