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Migration to Oauth 2.1

April 23rd, 2024 by Jordan Pettinato

Earlier this year, we updated our API Guide to let developers know that SoundCloud authentication is now operating on the OAuth 2.1 protocol, a popular open standard used by many API providers. This change needed to be made to ensure that we are staying up-to-date in maintaining the highest level of security possible to protect our platform from potential bad actors.

As a result, we must ask that our developer community adhere to this new standard as well. We are giving developers who already implemented SoundCloud authorization using OAuth 2.0 a grace period to transition their integrations to OAuth 2.1 and ask that these updates be made by October 1, 2024, at the latest

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Android Large Screen Optimization

July 31st, 2023 by Arlind Hajredinaj

Discover how SoundCloud transformed its Android app to deliver an immersive music experience on large screen devices, including tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks

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An update on our API: Changes to access for inactive apps

June 2nd, 2023 by Jordan Pettinato

We’re working on improving our API offering. In order to do that, we need to revoke access for some developers with inactive apps. We’ve reached out directly to those who will be affected via email and we’re working to mitigate impact where we can.

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What I Learned in One Year as an SRE Trainee

January 6th, 2023 by Jill Kay

In this post, I'll share my experiences as a new SRE, reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned and challenges I’ve faced in my first year. I hope to give you an insight into the role of an SRE, and perhaps even inspire others to consider a career in this field.

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What's New with SoundCloud, November 2022

November 11th, 2022 by Ang Huang

We recently made updates to our SoundCloud iOS and Android apps to address key user experience (UX) fixes according to user feedback. Read on to find out more.

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Bar Raiser Interview

October 25th, 2022 by Andreea Salinca-Mihai

The Bar Raiser interview is a critical part of the final round of engineering interviews at SoundCloud, and it’s focused on increasing the quality of hiring, which ultimately has an impact on the products we develop for our users. In this post, we’ll talk about the training process we defined for the Bar Raiser interview.

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What's New with SoundCloud, October 2022

October 17th, 2022 by Ang Huang

We recently made updates to our SoundCloud iOS and Android apps to address key user experience (UX) fixes according to user feedback. Read on to find out more.

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Android Image Loading at SoundCloud

October 13th, 2022 by Arlind Hajredinaj

The SoundCloud Android app recently got a significant makeover: a “new year, new me” type of thing. Our remarkable design team and outstanding engineers worked together to revamp the way we display all kinds of images in the app, and I’m about to take you behind the scenes on this “glow-up” journey.

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SoundCloud Echo: Next-Level Humane Registry with Backstage

September 19th, 2022 by Julio Zynger

In this post, we'll describe how we took our service catalog to the next level, how we migrated our internal system to the open source Backstage developer portal technology, and how we're now providing more capabilities and empowering our engineering team, in turn speeding up software delivery and engineering effectiveness.

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WINE Workshop

August 2nd, 2022 by Natalye Childress

SoundCloud has a variety of resource groups, and one such group is called Women in Engineering, or WINE. The mission statement of the group — which is open to people of all genders — is to work “on initiatives to attract and ensure an environment for women to thrive within Engineering at SoundCloud and in the industry.”

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