Welcome to the 11th issue of engineering brew.
#SlackBot #MicroService #Scale
This post talks about Fred - Medium’s internal slack bot and how it was not performing well under stress. This is a great example of how mone grown systems sometimes don’t get a lot of love until they stop working. But, this one has a happy ending with Fred moving from a monolith to microservices.
This is a post on how to manage your dark launches. Author takes you through the process and talks about potential pitfalls.
#ImageSearch #Scale #Relevance
I didn’t know that photos are the most common file type in Dropbox. Well, never really thought about it. But, this is a post about how the image search works, under the hood. And how they scale it for billions of images.
#Android #BestPractices #Learning
This two part series by NYT is interesting. Part one, talks about how to build consensus around changing best practices in tech. It is more towards aligning internal teams towards new changes. In part two, authors go in-depth with examples and constraints.
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