“Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture du jour. Coming of age alongside this trend, Segment adopted this as a best practice early-on, which served us well in some cases, and, as you’ll soon learn, not so well in others.”
“As I’m sitting down here on a NeXT computer (in honor of the machine the web was born on!) to write this—I admit, yes, computers are faster now. But the basics haven’t changed.”
“A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.”
Switching from Express to Serverless has completely transformed our delivery over the past 6 months.
Pros: reduced cost | out-of-the-box deployment scalability and monitoring | lightning-fast development.
Cons: loss of control | the enigmatic Lambda runtime | young ecosystem | no out-of-the-box zero-downtime deployment.”
“The drive to the little white dome on the northern slope of Mauna Loa is a bumpy one. Mauna Loa, the “Long Mountain,” is a colossal volcano that covers half of the island of Hawaii. The rocky terrain, rusty brown and deep red, crunches beneath car tires and jostles passengers.”
“When it comes to the early days of our solar system, Jupiter holds a dubious reputation. In some ways, the giant served as Earth’s protector, its gravity launching dangerous debris away from the rocky planets.”
“This is the third in a series of blog posts in which we outline our experience with React Native and what is next for mobile at Airbnb.In addition to the countless technical pros and cons of React Native, we learned a ton about what React Native means for an engineering organization.”
“This is the second in a series of blog posts in which we outline our experience with React Native and what is next for mobile at Airbnb. React Native itself is a relatively new and fast-moving platform in the cross-section of Android, iOS, web, and cross-platform frameworks.”
“Now, that’s not to say that we think pal is hard to learn—quite the opposite! (As far as we can tell, folks find it delightful.) We just acknowledge that we have probably not solved all the hardest problems that you have in front of you as you embark on authoring your next web service.”
“On 30th of March long awaited iOS 11.3 update was released, with support for basic PWA features on iPhones and iPads – service workers and app manifest files. As it is great to finally have a support for those, user experience of Progressive Web Applications on iOS is still not perfect.”
“In this two-part series, we’ll explore new CSS techniques to see how they can be used on a more granular component level, and the unique benefits these approaches offer. To kick things off, let’s take a look at CSS Grid.”
“A couple of years ago, we moved our code base to a monorepo, which helped us scale tremendously in terms of code reuse and overall speed of development. We are extremely proud of our ability to run a resilient service that has 99.99% availability with zero downtime upgrades.”