In 2014 Etsy’s infrastructure group took on a big challenge: scale Etsy’s API traffic capacity 20X. We launched many efforts simultaneously to meet the challenge, including a migration to HHVM after it showed a promising increase in throughput. Getting our code to run on HHVM was relatively easy, but we encountered many surprises as we […]
At Etsy, it’s not just engineers who write and deploy code – our designers and product managers regularly do too. And now any Etsy employee can sign up for an “engineering rotation” to get a crash course in how Etsy codes, and ultimately work with an engineer to write and deploy the code that adds […]
Dan is a core platform engineer at Etsy. The engineers who make Etsy make our living with a craft we love: software. This is where we'll write about our craft and our collective experience building and running the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace.