The Twitter Engineering Blog

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

Results from Engineering for: August 2013

Improving accessibility of twitter.com

Timelines are the core content of Twitter. And with device independence being one of the core principles of accessibility, we’ve spent the past quarter tuning and enhancing keyboard access for timelines. Our goal was to provide a first-class user experience for consuming and interacting with timelines using the keyboard.

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Bootstrap 3.0

We are thrilled to see the Bootstrap community announce the 3.0 release:

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New Tweets per second record, and how!

Recently, something remarkable happened on Twitter: On Saturday, August 3 in Japan, people watched an airing of Castle in the Sky, and at one moment they took to Twitter so much that we hit a one-second peak of 143,199 Tweets per second. (August 2 at 7:21:50 PDT; August 3 at 11:21:50 JST)

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Twitter University: Building a world-class engineering organization

As Twitter has scaled, so too has our engineering organization. To help our engineers grow, it’s important for them to have access to world-class technical training, along with opportunities to teach the skills they’ve mastered. To that end, we’re establishing Twitter University.

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Visualizing Epics and Dependencies in JIRA

The @TwitterTPM team has been exploring ways to visualize work across a number of teams and programs within engineering. One of our key goals is to highlight work that has dependencies and understand whether those dependencies have been met. We’ve arrived at a solution that combines JIRA, GreenHopper and Confluence.

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Login verification on Twitter for iPhone and Android

At Twitter, we want to make it easy as possible to secure your account. Designing a secure authentication protocol is tough; designing one that is also simple and intuitive is even harder. We think our new login verification feature is an improvement in both security and usability, and we’re excited to share it with you.

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