Introducing Coil: Kotlin-first Image Loading on Android

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Introducing Coil: Kotlin-first Image Loading on Android

I’m excited to announce Coil — an open-source Kotlin-first image loading library for Android. Coil is fast, lightweight, modern, and treats Kotlin Coroutines, OkHttp, Okio, and AndroidX Lifecycles as first-class citizens. Coil is an acronym…...

Aug 11, 2020
A Small Engineering Team with a Big Impact

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A Small Engineering Team with a Big Impact

A Q&A with Instacart’s first VP of Algorithms We just welcomed Haixun Wang to Instacart as our first-ever Vice President of Algorithms and Distinguished Scientist. In his new role, Haixun will lead the team that…...

Jul 15, 2020
Building an Essential Service During a Pandemic

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Building an Essential Service During a Pandemic

A Q&A with Instacart CTO, Mark Schaaf It’s been a busy few months. We’re seeing the highest customer demand in Instacart history and have more active shoppers on our platform today than ever before, picking and…...

May 21, 2020
Terraforming RDS — Bonus Anecdote

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Terraforming RDS — Bonus Anecdote

Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this series. See Part 1 for an overview of RDS and Terraform, Part 2 to get the basics of using Terraform with RDS and…...

May 4, 2020
Terraforming RDS — Part 3

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Terraforming RDS — Part 3

See Part 1 for an overview of RDS and Terraform, and Part 2 to get the basics of using Terraform with RDS and modules. This post covers parameter groups. What is a parameter group? A…...

Apr 27, 2020
Say Hello to Jason James, VP of Design

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Say Hello to Jason James, VP of Design

We’re excited to announce that seasoned design leader Jason James has joined Instacart as our VP of Design. Jason comes to us from Thumbtack, where he grew the design team six-fold. In his new role,…...

Apr 21, 2020
Terraforming RDS — Part 2

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Terraforming RDS — Part 2

See Part 1 for the basics of RDS and Terraform. This post covers using Terraform with RDS and modules. Keep in mind the abstraction layer stack from the previous post, modules can have a significant…...

Apr 20, 2020
Terraforming RDS — Part 1

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Terraforming RDS — Part 1

The basics of Terraform and RDS. At Instacart we are approaching a hundred PostgreSQL instances running in AWS RDS. They are all managed in Terraform. Using Terraform with RDS has caused a lot of pain…...

Mar 4, 2020
Creating a Logical Replica from a Snapshot in RDS Postgres

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Creating a Logical Replica from a Snapshot in RDS Postgres

In today’s world of data breaches and privacy concerns, every measure you can take to protect your data is another brick in the wall defending you. At Instacart, no matter how confident we feel about our…...

Feb 5, 2020
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