An absolutely crucial part of the experience of being an engineer at SoundCloud is learning and growing as a person. Pretty much everyone we hire mentions this aspect as one of their main motivations for joining the company. And while retaining highly talented and motivated people and helping them develop is naturally valuable for SoundCloud as a company, it's also profoundly beneficial for the employees themselves.
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May 24th, 2018 Engineering Culture Engineering Levels at SoundCloud By Peter Vida
May 4th, 2018 Android Mobile Testing Firebase Running Android UI Test Suites on Firebase Test Lab By Marvin Ramin
Testing mobile applications is not always an easy feat. In addition to defining what to test and determining how to write those tests, actually running tests can also be problematic — in particular, UI test suites running on real mobile devices or emulators sometimes run for an extensive amount of time.
March 26th, 2018 Project Management Engineering Management Managing Unplanned and Support Tasks By Kristof Adriaenssens
One challenge engineering teams often face is dealing with work that doesn’t revolve around developing new features but that still requires the team’s attention and time. The Content Engineering Team here at SoundCloud is no exception, so we iterated on a process to deal with unplanned and support tasks to end up with fewer interruptions and more time to spend on implementing planned features.
January 26th, 2018 iOS Testing Mobile Automatic Stubbing of Network Requests to Deflakify Automation Testing By Donal O'Brien
Apple introduced automated UI testing in Xcode 7. This was a great addition for developers because this native support promised, among other things, an improvement in the flakiness notoriously associated with automation tests. As many of us developers have experienced, tests can sometimes fail even when there has been no modification to the test or underlying feature code.
January 24th, 2018 Search Data Science Machine Learning Analytics Data PageRank in Spark By Josh Devins
SoundCloud consists of hundreds of millions of tracks, people, albums, and playlists, and navigating this vast collection of music and personalities poses a large challenge, particularly with so many covers, remixes, and original works all in one place.