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Sangam Search 2.0

tl;dr  Upgraded the Solr search engine from v4.5 to v8.5 Created more powerful schema with API control Identified and fixed a few problems in the existing search service, increased business capabilities to suffice more complex use-cases  And the cherry on top – significantly reduced the average search response time at peak from ~8-12 secs to ~3-4 secs. That’s […]

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Finding True Love with TrueView!

You know how you’re scrolling through a listing on a matchmaking app and this one profile just catches your eye? You click to check out the full profile. You’re Intrigued! You want to know more. And then there are times when you feel nothing, so you just keep scrolling? At shaadi.com we were wondering if […]

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If you think you have written enough tests, it’s high time you reconsider it!

What is this about? It’s about a built-in feature of Codeception (a tool powering the Falcon’s testing suite, which is a BehaviourDrivenDevelopment-styled PHP testing framework, brought to you by Codeception Team, OpenSource and MITLicensed), which helps in analyzing the code coverage. This feature of Codeception allows you to collect code coverage reports for all your tests: […]

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When in doubt … Use json-diff

The original quote by the legendary Ken Thompson goes something like this“When in doubt use brute force.” One possible meaning that can be derived from this quote is that when you are trying to do something clever and you don’t know if/how it works – you need something very simple, core and brute-force to check if your clever solution works or […]

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