Posts Tagged "engineering"


Tuesday, January 24th, 2012


Getting off the Couch(DB)

In 2009 we were were growing fast. Very fast. So fast in fact that we were beginning to crush our MySQL database while running queries against a few tables that had grown to contain between 10 and 30 million rows. We moved the data from some of our largest tables into CouchDB to help us ... keep reading →



Friday, December 9th, 2011


Monitoring and Reporting at Signal

Monitoring and reporting are a critical part of any business that relies on technology. At any point in time you should know exactly what state your system is in. This window into the health of your system helps you diagnose and troubleshoot problems, plan for the future, and most importantly, prevent issues from happening in ... keep reading →


Friday, October 28th, 2011

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Searching Your SMS Message History Just Got Easier

This week we released some exciting updates to our SMS message search functionality. While most of the changes were done to help us manage the messages behind the scenes, we were able to introduce a few new features that our customers will be able to take advantage of. Search Messages Older Than 90 Days Before ... keep reading →


Friday, July 29th, 2011

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What I Learned by Attending a Code Retreat

Note: This entry has been cross-posted from the personal blog of Signal engineer John Wood. On Tuesday, July 26th, I attended my first code retreat. The code retreat was led by Corey Haines and Tyler Jennings, sponsored by Obtiva, and held to coincide with Tech Week. Simply put, it was invaluable experience, and I can’t ... keep reading →