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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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PR Templates for Effective Pull Requests

July 12th, 2022 by Sarah Port

Empty pull request descriptions slow down teams, but PR templates are a quick and easy remedy. By streamlining the PR writing process into a series of fill-in-the-blank steps, a PR becomes a valuable asset for knowledge sharing across teams that will outlive its authors.

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Learning Scala at SoundCloud

April 19th, 2022 by Bhuvaneshwari Chinnadurai

This is the story of how I joined SoundCloud and learned Scala as a Golang developer with no prior knowledge of Scala.

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The End of the Public API Strangler

March 14th, 2022 by Dónal O'Brien and Jorge Creixell

This is the story of how we used the Strangler pattern to migrate our public API from a monolithic codebase to a fully fledged BFF over the course of eight years. It also discusses some of the trials and tribulations we encountered along the way.

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What Is New with Periskop in 2022

February 1st, 2022 by Marc Tuduri

We made some updates to Periskop, our internal pull-based exception monitoring service. To learn about what is new in 2022, read on.

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