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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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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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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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Obvious Ownership: A Sensible Humane Registry

January 6th, 2022 by Julio Zynger

Imagine yourself as an engineer who just joined SoundCloud. Besides meeting your colleagues and getting your new laptop, badge, and that cool branded hoodie, the first weeks at work will be about exploration. Onboarding involves a lot of “looking around”: finding mentorship, getting to know the company’s culture, and exploring codebases — and most likely, you’ll want to contribute code too!

The first question you might ask is “What do I even work on?”. With time, you’ll identify a few sibling…

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Tiny Letter from Kafka

October 13th, 2021 by Kaylee Cho

Discover the powerful design of Apache Kafka and how SoundCloud consumes events from Kafka.

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Service Architecture at SoundCloud — Part 3: Domain Gateways

September 17th, 2021 by Marc Tuduri, Kim Covaci, Bernd Louis and Jorge Creixell

Discover how SoundCloud extended the concept of Value-Added Services to Domain Gateways.

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Service Architecture at SoundCloud — Part 2: Value-Added Services

August 20th, 2021 by Bejal Lewis and Marc Tuduri

Learn about the evolution of architectural patterns at SoundCloud — from BFFs to Value-Added Services.

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