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Washington, DC Taxis Are Moving to New Digital Meter Apps That Connect with Square

Soon you will see new taxi meter apps around the city powered by Square. Most taxis are still running outdated, legacy metering hardware that doesn’t integrate with the point of sale or credit card reader. As technology changes the way we pay, taxis have to be able to innovate quickly and keep up with technology shifts. Today, Washington, DC’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) announced that all the city’s taxis will shift to new apps to replace antiquated payment terminals and…

Five Reasons to Use a Content Delivery Network for your Website

Whether you have a blog or a business website, you may have considered hosting your site on a CDN or content delivery network. The basic idea behind CDNs is that instead of hosting a site on a single server, the files can be distributed and loaded across multiple systems instead. CDNs can be used to host your videos, audio files, CSS files, JavaScript, and images, for example. Let’s quickly understand what is a Content Delivery network (CDN) and what are…

Web 3.0 : Under Construction

What will Web 3.0 have in store for us? The most educated guesses will be short-sighted, but there are a few tantalizing hints from the bleeding edge of Web 2.0 development. Think of the web as an ecosystem, a constantly evolving, organic and volatile entity. Just as real world ecosystems have eras, the web too goes through phases. The first phase was the e-era or the dot com era. It became commercially viable to offer content and services online, and…

Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium

Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page. For nearly ten years, engineers have evolved, enhanced, and optimized the way that Rails delivers the page. Recently, we moved into verticals beyond Homes, introducing Experiences and Places. As a part of bringing these new products to web, we took the time to rethink the search experience itself. Transitioning between routes for a broad search Rather than navigating from our landing page at…

Engineering Signature Rendering on iOS with UberSignature

Since launching in 2009, Uber has expanded its mission of making transportation more reliable to the delivery of food, kittens, ice cream, and everything in between. The Uber API makes it easy for developers to build apps that coordinate the movement of all sorts of things, but each of these technologies have varying requirements. For example, when we launched UberRUSH in 2015, its rapid growth required us to quickly add new functionalities as businesses with different delivery requirements joined the…

Celebrating Research Excellence at LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, our data scientists and researchers have the opportunity to work with massive amounts of data, solve real problems for our members around the world, and publish at major conferences. They work to improve the relevance of our products, contribute to the open source community, and routinely produce outstanding research. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know about the outstanding research done by LinkedIn’s Analytics, Data Science, and Relevance teams. Occasionally, though, we are lucky…

Building the SRE Culture at LinkedIn

Co-authors: Bruno Connelly and Bhaskaran Devaraj   Being a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) means having to talk about hard problems. Site outages, complex failure scenarios, and other technical emergencies are the things we have to be prepared to deal with every day. When we’re not dealing with problems, we’re discussing them. We regularly perform post-mortems and root cause analyses, and we generally dig into complex technical problems in an unflinching way. Strangely, talking about culture in an SRE organization can…

ParlAI: A new software platform for dialog research | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

One of the long-term goals in AI is to develop intelligent chat bots that can converse with people in a natural way. Existing chat bots can sometimes complete specific independent tasks but have trouble understanding more than a single sentence or chaining subtasks together to complete a bigger task. More complex dialog, such as booking a restaurant or chatting about sports or news, requires the ability to understand multiple sentences and then reason about those sentences to supply the next…

How Etsy Ships Apps – Code as Craft

In which Etsy transforms its app release process by aligning it with its philosophy for web deploys Anchors Aweigh Deploying code should be easy. It should happen often, and it should involve its engineers. For Etsyweb, this looks like continuous deployment. A group of engineers (which we call a push train) and a designated driver all shepherd their changes to a staging environment, and then to production. At each checkpoint along that journey, the members of the push train are…

India’s Energy Future and Climate Change

In an article that appeared in May’s Scientific American, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Varun Sivaram shows that India’s path of energy development could have a large impact on future greenhouse-gas emissions.  Unlike China, which currently pumps out about twice as much carbon into the air as the U. S., India’s infrastructure is largely yet to be built.  And in that fact lies both a challenge and an opportunity. It will help to get things in proportion if we compare…