Improving Essential Workflows in a Legacy Code Base

Procore provides a suite of project management tools for teams collaborating to build large-scale construction projects. The tools allow our customers to share access to critical items like documents, scheduling systems, and data. We offer a native iOS app for our customers to access their documents from iPhones and iPads. One of the most important documents they need access to are Drawings (also called blueprints or plans). Over the last few weeks we’ve been focused on enhancing the performance of our Drawings tool to provide a great experience to our customers navigating through thousands of Drawings. When we first... Read More

Our Road to Rising Up: Procore attends Women Who Code

Women Who Code Connect 2017, recently held its 2nd annual conference at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Women Who Code is an international non-profit committed to inspiring women to succeed in tech careers. The nonprofit has chapters all over the world dedicated to supporting and connecting women in technology. The organization also focuses on helping to improve the low rates of computing jobs held by women and reduce the high rates with which women leave these jobs midway through their careers. For more information about their work you can look here. The Connect conference, which took place April 29,... Read More

Migrating Databases with Rails at Scale

At Procore, PostgreSQL is our workhorse. The nature of our product - a very large suite of enterprise business management tools for the construction industry - requires a fully normalized relational database with over 600 tables, and we keep adding more. Our traffic peaks predictably every weekday morning as an average of 80,000 construction industry professionals log in and use Procore throughout their day. It's not unusual for our database to perform 35,000 transactions / second and scan 20,000,000 rows a second sustainedly for several hours every morning. At the same time, our engineering team is hard... Read More

Join Us for a Post-RailsConf 2017 Wrap-Up Event

Procore had the privilege of sponsoring the RailsConf 2017 event that took place last month in Phoenix, AZ. At the event, we had the opportunity to speak and collaborate with a handful of thought leaders and influencers in this space. Some of whose names you may recognize: Yehuda Katz, Sarah Mei and Justin Searls. We spoke to these influencers about how they contribute to the tech community, what inspires them to do so, and other challenges they’ve observed within the tech world. Procore’s Engineering Team hopes to facilitate more discussion around this at a RailsConf Wrap-Up taking place... Read More

An Intro to Git and Its States

When I first started working in git I found myself frequently asking the following: Why does it seem like whenever I want to remove something in git, I do it wrong? This is a common feeling. Git has many states that can be subtle and confusing. This post will take you on a thorough and detailed examination of the different states; useful commands and examples will be explored to help you change states more confidently and effectively. Here are the two problems we will be examining: The unkillable zombie file that is somehow immune to git reset --hard Removing accidental... Read More