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Faster JavaScript Builds with Metro

How Airbnb migrated from Webpack to Metro and made the development feedback loop nearly instantaneous, the largest production build 50% faster, with marginal end-user runtime improvements.By: Rae LiuIntroductionIn 2018, the frontend Airbnb infrastructure relied on Webpack for JavaScript bundling which had served us well up until then; however, with...

Dynamic Kubernetes Cluster Scaling at Airbnb

Authors: Evan Sheng, David MorrisonIntroductionAn important part of running Airbnb’s infrastructure is ensuring our cloud spending automatically scales with demand, both up and down. Our traffic fluctuates heavily every day, and our cloud footprint should scale dynamically to support this.To support this scaling, Airbnb utilizes Kubernetes, an open...

My Journey to Airbnb — Kamini Dandapani

My Journey to Airbnb — Kamini DandapaniAirbnb’s VP of Engineering on why you don’t have to change your natural self to be a leaderKamini Dandapani, VP of Engineering at Airbnb, leads the Infrastructure Engineering organization, which is in many ways the backbone of the company: responsible for powering the systems that keep Airbnb running smoothly and...

Continuous Delivery at Airbnb

Jens Vanderhaeghe, Manish MaheshwariIntroductionOver the years, Airbnb’s tech stack has shifted from a monolith to 1,000+ services in our service-oriented architecture (SOA). While this migration solved our problems scaling our application architecture, it also introduced an array of new challenges.In this blog post we’ll cover the deployment challenges...

My Journey to Airbnb — Florian Andes

My Journey to Airbnb — Florian AndesFrom building airplanes to Staff Technical Program Manager at AirbnbFlorian Andes is a Staff Technical Program Manager at Airbnb. He has over 10 years of experience that spans the software, manufacturing, and strategy consulting industry. He studied in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, and Boston, where he received a...

Hacking Human Connection: The Story of Awedience

How a home-grown product helps Airbnb employees feel more connected during solitary timesIntroductionThis is the story of how Airbnb employees stayed connected during a time they had never felt more apart. In this post, you’ll learn how an idea turned into an internal product that is now a core part of how Airbnb operates.When you walk through the doors...

Hacking Human Connection: the Story of Awedience

by Avand AmiriHow a home-grown product helps Airbnb employees feel more connected during solitary timesIntroductionThis is the story of how I made the employees at Airbnb feel connected during a time they had never felt more apart. It’s the story of an idea that turned into a core part of how Airbnb operates. In this post, you’ll learn all the critical...

Measuring Latency Overhead with Own Time

by: Jimmy O’NeillA new metric to quantify the latency overhead of our Viaduct frameworkViaduct, a GraphQL-based data-oriented service mesh, is Airbnb’s paved road solution for fetching internal data and serving public-facing API requests. As a unified data access layer, the Viaduct framework handles high throughput and is capable of dynamically routing...

Artificial Counterfactual Estimation (ACE): Machine Learning-Based Causal Inference at Airbnb

By: Zhiying Gu, Qianrong WuSummaryWhat if you wanted to measure the impact of a change to your business, but it was not possible to run a randomized controlled experiment? That’s exactly the problem we faced when measuring the benefit of a new tool used by Airbnb operations to automate part of their workflow. Due to organizational constraints, it was...

Rebuilding Payment Orchestration at Airbnb

How we maintained reliable money movement while migrating Airbnb’s payment orchestration system from the legacy monolithic application to a service-oriented architectureBy: Bryon Ross, Feifeng Yang, Sophie Behr, Theresa Johnson, Xin Lin, Yun Jin ChoIntroductionAirbnb’s payment orchestration system is responsible for ensuring reliable money movement...

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