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Gracefully Degrading Functionality Using Status

In a previous blog post, we described how to use our Status library to create a robust health check for your applications. In this follow-up, we show how you can check and degrade your application during an outage by: short-circuiting code paths of your application removing a single application instance from a data center load […]

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Finding Anomalies in User Behavior with Python

In the course of helping over 200 million unique visitors every month find jobs, we end up with a lot of data. The data we collect can tell us a lot about the behavior of our users, and for the most part we observe predictable patterns in that behavior. But unexpected changes could be evidence […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Java 8

Indeed is migrating from Java 7 to Java 8. We’re migrating in phases, starting with running our Java 7 compiled binaries on JRE 8, the Java 8 runtime. Rather than switch everything at once, we started with a few canary apps to get a sense for the kinds of problems we might find. We selected our […]

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