How I Built & Launched 'Engineering Blogs' In 2 Days
keyul Apr 1
On Monday, I showed article "Reducing Slack’s memory footprint" in my twitter feed. It was written by Slack Engineering team to explain how they solved the problem of high memory consumption of Slack’s desktop app.
It had a great explanation about how to approach the problem, think about the better solution and build the desktop application. I explored the Slack Engineering blog and it has lots of wisdom shared by the engineering team at Slack.
As a software engineer, I am always curious to learn about development strategies behind the great tech products.
On Tuesday, I started to look for more engineering blogs from different startups and tech companies. In few hours, I found out that many of tech companies have a special section or blog related to engineering and development. On these blogs, they publish lots of new things including their approach to solve the problem, their experience with different tools and technologies, story about their engineers and more.
Finally, I decided to build a place where anyone can find all the engineering blogs. I started working on the idea on Tuesday.
By the end of Wednesday, I have built the first prototype.
On Thursday, I added new features including 'submit new company blog' and 'the total users' each of these tech company manages to give more sense about how to build and scale infrastructure that handles the traffic of millions of people (Some are in billions.)
I posted on few communities and the response was amazing. In 3 days, 3000 people visited the website. Many of them left very good feedback. Today I am sharing it with Dev.to community.
Please share your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions to make it better.
It has been about 5 months now. Since I started making the change to pursue graphics programming. I have done a ton of work in that time. Between school and learning a new language and studying a whole lot of math. And in this time, I have decided why not start documenting my process.