The Twitter Engineering Blog

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

Results from Engineering for: August 2014

All-pairs similarity via DIMSUM

Given a dataset of sparse vector data, we solve the problem of finding all similar vector pairs according to a similarity function.

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Bringing more design principles to security

To date, much of the web and mobile security focus has been on security bugs such as cross-site-scripting and SQL injection. Due to the number of those issues and the fact that the number of bugs in general increases in proportion to the number of lines of code, it’s clear that if we hope to address software security problems as a community, we also need to invest in designing software securely to eliminate entire classes of bugs.

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Outreach Program for Women and GSoC 2014 results

We worked on nine open source projects this summer with nine incredible students.

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Fighting spam with BotMaker

To fight spam on Twitter, we built BotMaker — a system we designed and implemented from the ground up. BotMaker provides a solid foundation for our principled defense against unsolicited content on Twitter.

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#ScalingTwitter in Dublin and the UK

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Scaling Twitter’s @TwitterEng and @womeng presence in Dublin and London.

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