The Twitter Engineering Blog

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

Results from Engineering for: February 2014

How To: Objective C Initializer Patterns

Initializer patterns are an important part of good Objective-C, but these best practices are often overlooked. By being more rigorous and conforming to some best practices, we can save ourselves a lot of trouble. In this article, we’ll cover initialization topics in-depth, with examples to demonstrate how things can go wrong.

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Netty at Twitter with Finagle

Finagle is our fault tolerant, protocol-agnostic RPC framework built atop Netty. Twitter’s core services are built on Finagle, from backends serving user profile information, Tweets, and timelines to front end API endpoints handling HTTP requests.

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Introducing Twitter Data Grants

Today we’re introducing a pilot project we’re calling Twitter Data Grants, through which we’ll give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data.

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