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

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