When Milliseconds Matter

Authors: Shayon Javadizadeh, Ishjot Walia Background Quota Minder is a microservice written in Elixir that enforces API Rate Limits on our third party integrators and internal applications. It is built with knowledge of the Procore domain which enables us to construct rate limits that make sense for Procore specifically, as opposed to an off-the-shelf rate limiting solution. Quota Minder also has the concept of “tiered buckets” which allow for several different types of rate limits to be counted against a client at any given time. We are then able to enforce both “spikes” and “count” rate limits, which protect against... Read More

Procore speakers share highlights from RailsConf 2019

A few weeks ago, Procore sponsored and attended RailsConf 2019, one of the world’s largest gatherings of Rails developers and Ruby enthusiasts. Procore’s application is built on Ruby on Rails, which is why being a part of RailsConf is valuable from both a business and employee perspective. This year, 20 Procore employees traveled to RailsConf in Minneapolis to learn about the current and future status of Rails and hear from leading voices in the community. At Procore, we encourage and sponsor employee conference attendance as a part of our continuous learning and development program. This year, we were... Read More

Taming the Beast

Pragmatic, Proactive Debt Management at Procore R&D Tim Doherty is Staff Software Engineer at Procore Technologies, where he’s tirelessly championing TDD and sustainable development. He also runs the Santa Barbara JavaScript Meetup and speaks at technical conferences. Background I’ve been building and shipping software professionally, in one capacity or another, for a little over two decades. In that time, I have had the good fortune to work with some very capable, passionate teams across a variety of business domains. One challenge all of those teams met, with varying degrees of success, is what’s commonly referred... Read More

Navigating the Tech World

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of a panel with six other inspiring women at the Women in Computer Science “Navigating the Tech World” meet-up at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As an alumni of the school, this was a great opportunity to give back as I wanted to offer some insight and encouragement to the students preparing to enter the workforce. After working in the software industry for five years, I’ve experienced the difference in the number of women and men who exist in engineering departments. Not only are we often outnumbered in these... Read More

Hackathon by the Sea - Girls Edition

Procore recently helped host and run Hackathon by the Sea for girls in the Santa Barbara community--an event hosted for young women who are interested in exploring computer engineering and learning more about the technology industry. Below are a few of the key takeaways from the mentors who attended. This weekend, November 30th & December 1st, another hackathon event will take place. Are you interested in mentoring at this next event? Sign-up here Kerry Diehl - Procore Software Engineer This was my first opportunity to participate in a hackathon as a mentor and it was one of the coolest experiences... Read More