The Twitter Engineering Blog

Information from Twitter's engineering team about our technology, tools and events.

Results from Engineering for: October 2010

Hack Week

Here at Twitter, we make things. Over the last five weeks, we’ve launched the new Twitter and made significant changes to the technology behind, deployed a new backend for search, and refined the algorithm for trending topics to make them more real-time.


Twitter's New Search Architecture

If we have done a good job then most of you shouldn’t have noticed that we launched a new backend for search on during the last few weeks! One of our main goals, but also biggest challenges, was a smooth switch from the old architecture to the new one, without any downtime or inconsistencies in search results. Read on to find out what we changed and why.