Apr 12

What Powers Instagram: Hundreds of Instances, Dozens of Technologies -


One of the questions we always get asked at meet-ups and conversations with other engineers is, “what’s your stack?” We thought it would be fun to give a sense of all the systems that power Instagram, at a high-level; you can look forward to more in-depth descriptions of some of these systems in…

Useful web app architecture

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“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” —  Corrie ten Boom (via showslow)

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Jun 25

RecursiveRobot: AngularJS with IndexedDB using a helper library -


In working on my podcast app, podrad.io, I wanted to be able to persist data, so that users could keep their subscriptions between visits, without losing anything, and without my needing to do anything server-side. When I was writing podrad.io, however, my goal was to get something written as…