Building Reliable Reprocessing and Dead Letter Queues with Kafka

In distributed systems, retries are inevitable. From network errors to replication issues and even outages in downstream dependencies, services operating at a massive scale must be prepared to encounter, identify, and handle failure as gracefully as possible. Given the scope and pace at which Uber operates, our systems must be fault-tolerant and uncompromising when it comes to failing intelligently. To accomplish this, we leverage Apache … Continue reading Building Reliable Reprocessing and Dead Letter Queues with Kafka

Trump security team considers building U.S. 5G network to counter Chinese spying threats

(Reuters) — President Donald Trump’s national security team is looking at options to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone calls that include the government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday. The official, confirming the gist of a report from Axios.com, said the option was being debated at a low level in the administration and was … Continue reading Trump security team considers building U.S. 5G network to counter Chinese spying threats

Building Uber Eats on Android

January 2018 marks the two-year anniversary of the Uber Eats app on Android. With this in mind, software engineer Hilary Karls reflects on her team’s experience launching this app in 2016 and discusses how their commitment to “building a codebase you can live in” resulted in one of Uber’s most successful products. Shipping an app probably is not the first thing that comes to mind … Continue reading Building Uber Eats on Android

‘Bridge Constructor Portal’ for iOS brings new ideas to the building puzzle genre

“Bridge Constructor Portal” brings the construction gameplay of “Bridge Constructor” to the “Portal” franchise, resulting in an enjoyable puzzle game that fans of both games will enjoy playing through. Occasionally, a game is created that joins together the best of multiple franchises, such as with the “Marvel Vs. Capcom” fighting game series, “Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games,” and the unusual “Mario + Rabbids … Continue reading ‘Bridge Constructor Portal’ for iOS brings new ideas to the building puzzle genre

A glimpse of England

We spent a week traveling in England between London and Bristol. Both cities were exciting thank to their people and way of living yet very close to our french hometown but still very different. We enjoyed roaming around London and its very unique architecture as well as sharing pinte and icecream in Bristol. Simple maybe, but these tiny things made our british experience very pleasant. … Continue reading A glimpse of England