- Amit Shekhar
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I am Amit Shekhar, a mentor helping developers in getting high-paying tech jobs.
You must be knowing about me as I keep sharing about the technology as I learn about them.
In order to learn effectively, you need to read a lot. I follow this, I try to read at least a blog a day. There are various resources to read about the tech and learn from. I have gone through various companies' blog posts and found a few of the companies blog posts really useful to me. They are insightful in a way that those learnings help me when I work on my projects.
The tech engineering blogs of the following companies are a great place to learn:
Netflix is one of those companies which share their learnings from the product technology working at a scale through blog posts.
It is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, etc.
They keep publishing blog posts regularly. A great place to check and learn about the technology for the developers.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service that lets you save files online and sync them to your devices.
If you are a developer and keen to learn more about file sharing services and how it gets synced across devices that too very efficiently. They have done optimization for the bandwidth, and storage.
Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
At the time of this writing, Twitter internally processes approximately 400 billion events in real-time. You can imagine the scale.
A must-read tech blog for developers who want to learn and excel in careers.
Uber's vision statement is "Transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere for everyone."
It is really hard to build a Uber-like service and provide that kind of experience to the users at that scale. Believe me, it is super hard. Highly recommended to learn from their tech blog.
Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in specific locales.
When we use Airbnb, it works seamlessly, there are a lot of technology efforts behind that.
Don't miss out on those learnings.
Netflix is about video streaming, and Spotify is about audio streaming. It requires a robust system design to stream audio at that scale.
The Spotify recommender system is a complex system, with algorithms and ML models employed across various levels, all working together to create one of the most advanced recommendation experiences in the music streaming industry.
Read about that magic behind the music & more.
Stripe's mission and vision are to raise the economic or monetary value of the internet.
It is a suite of APIs powering online payment processing and commerce solutions for internet businesses of all sizes. Accept payments and scale faster.
If you want to learn about payment technology, then it is a good tech blog to refer to.
Pinterest is an image-sharing and social media service designed to enable the saving and discovery of information on the internet using images, animated GIFs, and videos, in the form of pinboards.
I have found Pinterest's Engineering blog very useful in terms of learning.
You can also refer to Google and Facebook tech engineering blog posts to learn more about the technology at scale.
Let me know which company's blog you find useful.
That's it for now.
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