What is Data Engineering?

Job titles with the word "data" in them are known to be an enigmatic black box. This post explains how the pieces of the data pipeline fit together and how different teams interact with them.…

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Ruby Blocks Simplified

One of the most unique and often misunderstood features of Ruby is blocks. Blocks are Ruby’s version of closures and can be used to make code more reusable and less verbose. But keywords such as yield can be hard to grok at first and make this functionality a bit…

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7 Tips for Building a Startup Within a Startup

Introduction As the engineering lead on the Flexible Pay team, I often get asked by my colleagues, “What is it like to work in a startup within a startup?” First, some context: Two years ago, Gusto decided to build the Flexible Pay feature, offering employees the opportunity to access their…

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Debugging Memory Bloat

Or, that time a single column update crashed our app unsplash-logoFredy Jacob A while back, a single class of jobs took down all of our async processes due to Out Of Memory problems. I told you how we prevented the general problem of a single class of jobs halting all…

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A Practical Guide to Building Secure SSO

Understanding how to build Single Sign On (SSO) using the OAuth 2.0 framework with OpenID Connect may seem like a daunting task. This practical guide will show you how to build a secure SSO system.…

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