Ever wonder how often we release the Yahoo Homepage? Or how big a speed boost Yahoo Sports gets by doing Edge-side Assembly? Curious to hear the tricks we use to keep CSS bloat free and forward-compatible with things we haven’t even dreamed up yet?
You’re in luck! Our engineering teams are hosting a casual evening mixer with food, drinks, tech talks, and in-depth breakout sessions.
Topics for this Open House are:
- Shipping code super-fast at massive scale – How we build, test, and release the Yahoo Homepage.
- Edge-side Assembly, Caching, and Resiliency – How Yahoo Sports cut their TTFB and improved site-up.
- Stencil UI/UX – How we are using the principles of Atomic CSS and standard design patterns to keep page weight down and stay “forward-compatible”.
Come hang out, talk some tech, and have a good time with us.
Yahoo has plenty of on-campus free parking and is conveniently located near two VTA stations.
See you soon!
Contact me if interested
November 21, Thursday 5:30pm
ydev setup <anything>
I did an informal poll at Yahoo, and also with candidates who interview with Yahoo.
When they join a new team, how long did it take to setup their dev environment. It ranges from 30 minutes to a day, and even several days.
I asked them what if I pour water on their dev box, how much effort would it take to setup their environment again.
Usually people looked at me like I was crazy, and then they say 1/2 day, and they have to look up a twiki page, or some notes.
The effort I am pushing for at Yahoo is for any dev env to have a single line of setup, to install, verify it works, and takes less than 1 hour.
This tool would track
- how many developers install it
- how many failures, successes
- how long it took
My team and I built the ydev tool that does exactly that. We love it and so do many others.
Do you like to build automation to help others to productive?
Do you see in-efficiencies when thousands of developers are doing something that can be done better?
Join me at Yahoo! email me directly on LinkedIn
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Calculate how much tips to pay. 10%, 15% or 20%
Also includes a guideline on tipping in restaurants, bartender, barista, delivery person, hairstylist, cab driver, chauffeur, hotel housekeeper
Tips for living http://zenhabits.net/28/ My favorite is the one about expecting less and the one about telling the one you love that you want to spend the rest of your life with him/her.
In trying to pick iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3 to replace my Blackberry.
I was torn and have switched back and forth for the last 4 days. I finally found an old document written on November 1, 2011 7:52 AM in Evernote. I wrote this document when I had the Blackberry and why I actually enjoyed having it. It’s nice to have an objective document written before any of these phones were released.
The winner is Gallaxy S3 for me personally
- replaceable battery S3 wins
- easy to type up emails S3 wins
- allow for internet tethering S3 wins
- easy to read screen to read nytimes, software documentation without eye strain tied
- easy to type up tasks and capture meeting notes tied
Nice to have
- easy to deal with large volume of emails tied