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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

Introducing Tripod: Flickr’s Backend, Refactored

By Peter Welch, Senior Principal Engineer Today, Yahoo Mail introduced a feature that allows you to automatically sync your mobile photos to Yahoo Mail so that they’re readily available when you’re composing an email from your computer. A key technology behind this feature is a new photo and video platform called “Tripod,” which was born out of the innovations and capabilities of Flickr. For 13 years, Flickr has served as one of the world’s largest photo-sharing communities and as a…

Part 2 – Several People Are Coding

This is a continuation of Part 1, covering some highlights and lessons learned from a refactor of the way the Slack desktop client fetches messages. In particular: architecture lessons learned in hindsight, regressions found while refactoring, the pitfalls of over-aggressive caching, and the downsides of LocalStorage and client-side compression. Lessons Learned From Refactoring In hindsight, “metadata” API methods like users.counts, which lets us render the channel list state without having to fetch messages for every channel, would have been great…

How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern

In April of 2016 Etsy launched Pattern, a new product that gives Etsy sellers the ability to create their own hosted e-commerce website. With an easy-setup experience, modern and stylish themes, and guest checkout, sellers can merchandise and manage their brand identity outside of the Etsy.com retail marketplace while leveraging all of Etsy’s e-commerce tools. The ability to point a custom domain to a Pattern site is an especially popular feature; many Pattern sites use their own domain name, either…

Tricks A Dumb Grid Can Play

Inauguration Day in Brookville, Pennsylvania arrived with a bang. Within minutes after Donald Trump swore to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States, the 911 calls began.  In one house, light bulbs were exploding.  Another resident reported that a power strip was smoking.  At another house, the siding was on fire, and at yet another the electric meter was engulfed in flames.  The main radio transmitter at the police station tripped out, so the 911 call center…

What Are the Rules of Cyberwarfare?

We are now well into the era of cyberwarfare—the use of computers and computer networks in military, terrorist, and diplomatic conflicts.  But to judge by the recent tiff between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, neither the U. S. nor Russia has figured out exactly how to use these new weapons, or how to defend against them effectively. Last July, Wikileaks unleashed a flood of embarrassing emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, leading to the resignation of that…

3 Takeaways from IoPP’s Packaging Machinery Course

I recently completed the IOPP Packaging Machinery Basics course at Frain Industries in Chicago, a “survey course” that introduced attendees to a wide range of types of packaging machinery. The course is designed for engineers who work on the design side of packaging, as many packaging professionals have minimal experience working with packaging machinery. This is in large part due to machinery is marginally covered or not taught in many packaging engineer degree programs. Three Course Highlights/TakeawaysNow that I’m a…

The Apache Traffic Server Project’s Next Chapter

By Bryan Call, Yahoo Distinguished Software Engineer, Apache Traffic Server PMC Chair  This post also appears on the ATS blog, https://blogs.apache.org/trafficserver. Last week, the ATS Community held a productive and informative Apache Traffic Server (ATS) Fall Summit, hosted by LinkedIn in Sunnyvale, CA. At a hackathon during the Summit, we fixed bugs, cleaned up code, users were able to spend time with experts on ATS and have their questions answered, and the next release candidate for ATS 7.0.0 was made…

Bringing the Viewer In: The Video Opportunity in…

By Satender Saroha, Video Engineering Virtual reality (VR) 360° videos are the next frontier of how we engage with and consume content. Unlike a traditional scenario in which a person views a screen in front of them, VR places the user inside an immersive experience. A viewer is “in” the story, and not on the sidelines as an observer. Ivan Sutherland, widely regarded as the father of computer graphics, laid out the vision for virtual reality in his famous speech,…

Managing Your Yahoo Account Access is Easier than…

By Dylan Casey, Vice President of Product Management We’re making it easier than ever to see and manage all of the devices connected to your Yahoo account. Today, you might notice some new improvements to help you keep track of the account activity and devices associated with your Yahoo account. This information is available to all users under “Account Info” here: https://login.yahoo.com/account/activity. Before we get too technical, let’s explain how this works in a real-world scenario. Imagine that your phone falls…

Be our design/code/??? intern for winter/spring 2017!

Map by Visuals Team intern Brittany Mayes Are you data-curious, internet savvy, and interested in journalism? Do you draw, design, or write code? We are looking for you. We’ve had journalists who are learning to code, programmers who are learning about journalism, designers who love data graphics, designers who love UX, reporters who love data, and illustrators who make beautiful things. Does this sound like you? Please join our team! It isn’t always easy, but it is very rewarding. You’ll…