Category Archives: Developer Tools

Platforms, frameworks, utilities, etc. to support and enhance developer productivity

The API Journey: Or How We Built a New Family of Modern Services

  An API — or application programming interface — is an intermediary that enables applications to interact. It is a contract that specifies how applications talk to one another. Further, an API creates a separation between a service provider and its consumers. Essentially, it decouples their implementations. As long as the contract stays intact, API providers may continue changing
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Scalable and Nimble Continuous Integration for Hadoop Projects

  Experimentation The Experimentation Platform at eBay runs around 1500 experiments that are responsible for processing over hundreds of terabytes of reporting data contained in millions of files using a 2500+ node Hadoop infrastructure and consuming thousands of computing resources. The entire report generation process contains well over 200 metrics. It enables millions of customers to experience small and
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The Sprinting Pachyderm: Improving Runtime Performance of Your Big Data Application

  Disclaimer: No elephants were harmed while writing this blog post! Big Data applications have become ubiquitous in software development. With treasure troves of data being collected by companies, there is always a need to derive business sense from the data quickly or risk losing their temporal context. Companies typically enable the quick pace by
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