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GitHub code search engine blackbird
Database, Distributed Systems, Real World Architecture, System Design

System Design Case Study #2: How GitHub Indexes Code For Blazing Fast Search & Retrieval

GitHub coded their search engine from scratch in Rust called Project Blackbird because existing off-the-shelf solutions didn’t fit their requirements at the scale they were operating. The engine supports features like searching with identifiers, punctuations, substrings, regular expressions, wildcards, etc., which are specific to code...
Futures and promises
Architecture, Distributed Systems, Real World Architecture

‘Futures and Promises’ – How Instagram leverages it for better resource utilization

Futures and Promises is a concept that enables a process to execute asynchronously, improving performance and resource consumption. It can be applied in multiple contexts, such as in request-response in a web service call, long-running computations, database queries, remote procedure calls, interservice communication in distributed...