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Gaining Confidence and Improving Android Developer Workflows as a Software Engineering Intern at Uber

Ankit Agrawal reflects on his internship with Uber Engineering, working on the Developer Experience team to build a feature that would highlight code errors in an IDE.

Best Practices for Unit Testing in React Version 16

Uber ATG Web Platform intern Anat Kleiman shares her advice for testing React version 16 components when altering application logic.
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Using GraphQL to Improve Data Hydration in our Customer Care Platform and Beyond

Uber Engineering details how GraphQL integrated into our Customer Care platform, making for more targeted queries and reducing server load.

Science at Uber: Innovating Across Digital and Physical Worlds

Waleed Kadous, Principal Engineer at Uber, enjoys tackling technical challenges that bridge the digital and physical duality of Uber's problem space.
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Building a More Seamless Web Booking Flow for Uber

We redesigned Uber's web-based booking flow for riders who prefer a browser over the app, simplifying pickup options and speeding up interactivity.

MoneyCon ’19: Uber Hosts its First FinTech Engineering Conference

Uber's MoneyCon brought together industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies and key learnings in the payments and finance engineering space.

Solving for Urban Air Travel: A Q&A with François Sillion, Director of Uber ATCP

As head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center in Paris, Francois Sillion and his team are responsible for supporting the R&D behind Uber Air, our effort to add a third dimension to our platform using flying vehicles.
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Setting the Pace: A Q&A with Jennifer Anderson, Senior Director of Engineering at Uber

Jennifer Anderson, a veteran of Silicon Valley technology companies, leads Uber's Product Platform organization, which hosts our core services. In this interview, she describes her organization and the lessons she has learned.
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Learnings in Web Development: Design Patterns, Elm, and Progressive Enhancement

Uber's Destination:Web meetup series gives great insight about the most current web building tools and techniques. These three videos from Uber presenters offer tips on a mysterious design pattern, the Elm language, and Progressive Enhancement.

Power On: Accelerating Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicle Development with Data

A key challenge faced by self-driving vehicles comes during interactions with pedestrians. In our development of self-driving vehicles, the Data Engineering and Data Science teams at Uber ATG (Advanced Technologies Group) contribute to the data processing and analysis that help make these interactions safe.

Second Uber Science Symposium: Showcasing Developments in Programming Systems and Tools

On May 3, 2019, Uber’s Programming Systems Team hosted the Programming Systems and Tools Track of the company’s Second Uber Science Symposium, featuring a full day of talks by leading researchers and practitioners in the the field.
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Learning on the Go: Engineering Efficiency with Concise Documentation

Uber Technical Writer Shannon Brown offers three tips for creating concise, meaningful documentation.
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Build a ‘Hello World!’ Application in 5 Minutes with Fusion.js

In this short tutorial, we show you how to build a Hello World! application using Fusion.js, an open source universal web framework suitable for building interactive web applications.

Uber Case Study: Choosing the Right HDFS File Format for Your Apache Spark...

Uber's Maps Collection and Reporting (MapCARs) team shares best practices when choosing which HDFS file formats are optimal for use with Apache Spark.
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Why Financial Planning is Exciting… At Least for a Data Scientist

In this article, Uber’s Marianne Borzic Ducournau discusses why financial planning at Uber presents unique and challenging opportunities for data scientists.

Year in Review: 2018 Highlights from the Uber Engineering Blog

Our editors spotlight some of the year's most popular articles, from an overview of our Big Data platform to a first-person account of an engineer's immigrant journey.

Interning at Uber: Building the Uber Eats Menu Scheduler

Jonathan Levi recounts his experience as an intern at Uber during Summer 2018, including building a useful project for the Uber Eats team.

Engineering Uber’s Next-Gen Payments Platform

During a September 2018 meetup, Uber's Payments Platform team discusses how this technology supports our company's growth through an active-active architecture, exactly-once payment processing, and scalability across businesses.
Why We Decided to Rewrite Uber's Driver App

Why We Decided to Rewrite Uber’s Driver App

Uber engineers outline how we came to the resource-intensive decision to rewrite, rather than migrate or update, our driver app.
Food Discovery with Uber Eats: Recommending for the Marketplace

Food Discovery with Uber Eats: Recommending for the Marketplace

Uber Eats engineers describe how they surface restaurant recommendations in the app using multi-objective optimization to give eaters the most satisfying experience while maintaining the health of the Uber Eats marketplace.

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