This is the story of how I joined SoundCloud and learned Scala as a Golang developer with no prior knowledge of Scala.
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.
We made some updates to Periskop, our internal pull-based exception monitoring service. To learn about what is new in 2022, read on.
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…
Discover the powerful design of Apache Kafka and how SoundCloud consumes events from Kafka.
Discover how SoundCloud extended the concept of Value-Added Services to Domain Gateways.
Learn about the evolution of architectural patterns at SoundCloud — from BFFs to Value-Added Services.
Discover how service architecture has evolved at Soundcloud over the past few years...
There’s no single platform team that consists of only web engineers at SoundCloud, even though we consider ourselves to be part of the “Web Collective.” Instead, all web engineers are split into smaller, cross-functional teams across the organization. This structure definitely has its advantages, but it’s also left engineers in a situation where platform-specific experience and knowledge about platform-specific best practices are more difficult to access than they would be if we were all on the…
As part of our continuous effort toward making improvements to our API with the hope that we can relaunch API access to all developers, we’re making some critical security improvements. Please note that these are important and time sensitive and may cause disruptions in your app if you don’t make the necessary security upgrades.