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How we use docker @ naukri:

What we will be focussing on: Creating tag of application and deploying on kubernetes. Creating an immutable image Naukri Deployer and Endpoints Creating a tag of Application: Whenever we push to git repository, a jenkins job is triggered and runs UT(Unit Test Cases)  on that branch (or tag). If UTs are passed create a tag and run next jenkins job to create immutable image. This new immutable image can be deployed on kubernetes and subsequently QA team can run their FT(Functional Test Cases) on that tag. To know what is an immutable image, refer::... Read More

Tip-toe through Naukri, India’s No.1 job site #OneDayTale

Glipmse of Hackathon 2016. We love open source and hence we are very open to transparency. The inception to this blog post was an idea to share the walk through of how a user is served in a typical day by your beloved Naukri.com. Naukri is a black box which gives you results but under the hood it is way more than what anyone can think. Under the hood [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Under the hood working of a car, GIF image.[/caption] Source Something like below is what we are continuously doing to serve you better. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="549"] Car engine... Read More

Email Sending Architecture Using Messaging Queue

Emails are really playing a very important role, when it comes to keep users updated. We at naukri.com send mails to update users about various activities related to them. For example, we send mails when there are new jobs on the site according to user's custom job alerts. Job seekers are notified via email when there is any update on their job applications. Also we send mails composed by recruiters for intended job seekers and many more. Basically there are two types of mails: Transactional Mails - which are triggered based on action of a job seeker or a recruiter. Bulk Mails -... Read More

Spamming is easy, filtering is tough

“Spamming is easy, filtering is tough” We sent 250 million emails through Resdex last month, and that’s way cool ! Maintaining that traffic with good user experience is really a tough task. But Resdex gives it desired attention to make sure the emails sent are relevant. What is Resdex ? Resdex is one of the most commonly used product by recruiters in the country to search desired candidates. Resdex provides various options to ensure the hiring is more targeted and less time consuming. Resdex is Naukri.com’s Resume Database Access. Naukri.com has a large database of over... Read More

Search Upgrade: How we went through changing search architecture along with elasticsearch version upgrade from 1.x to 2.x

Technology upgrade rollouts are too frequent these days, so are the requirements and expectations from a product. We need to keep up with this pace to take advantage of the changes and enhancement in technology and also able to fulfill the needs and expectations of a user. For this the product should be robust and architecture should be scalable to meet the growing demands from a product. So we took a step to upgrade elasticsearch from v1.x to 2.x. Let's start with a small brief on why we decided to go for upgrade and architectural changes. Why we need to do this? To take advantage of... Read More

Sending Mails Through SMTP Servers ( Gmail/Yahoo/Outlook )

Every website or web application needs to send transactional emails at one time or another. A user may request a password reset that sends them an email, or you may need to notify a user through email. So it is necessary to use the right tool when you don’t want to handle everything by yourself. So Let’s discuss what are the options we have got here. Whatever language you are working with you do need a mail server. So you can 1.Host your own mail server It is as complicated as it sounds. There are so many components to handle like Mail transfer agent DNS records Security... Read More

All Errors in One Place

When we release an Android app on Play Store, we constantly track error logs, crashes and ANRs via different mediums. 1. Playstore: We check our Playstore console regularly for statistics and crash reports. 2. Our common error logging system (Newmonk): To ensure our app is working fine and users are not facing any technical issues, we collect error logs using our own error handling module. We regularly check this interface as well. We follow a Roster programme wherein the team members take turns to monitor app health and constantly look for solutions to optimize the efforts being spent by... Read More

How we define our Minimum Viable Product @Naukri, India’s No.1 Job Site?

Source Minimum Viable Product, or if I say Minimum Buy-able product. Sounds good ? If not lets go deeper with what it actually means. Minimum viable product is simply defined as : The minimum product features that can be bought or you can say that minimal which can get the early adopters and help you attain feedback from them to build the finished product. Wikipedia says “In product development, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development.” When we get a... Read More

Static Framework for iOS

Why we need framework: Fast iterative compilation times (up to 3x faster). Easy distribution and packaging. No modifications to Xcode. Simple set-up for third-parties. Support for building the framework as a dependent target (i.e. modifying source in the framework and building an app will automatically rebuild the framework and relink as expected). Works with the latest version of Xcode. Constraint to support .framework: There are a few constraints that we want to satisfy when building a .framework: Fast iterative builds when developing the framework. We may... Read More

Naukri API Testing Framework

Framework is like blueprint for test automation. A good automation framework design helps in achieving more reusable, scalable, beneficial testing and reduce maintenance cost. Automation test framework provides environment for structured automated testing which includes test scripts writing with the help of reusable functions, test data generation and reporting. In case of API automation, framework become more challenging because of following tasks Handling JSON/XML based request or response parameter/body. Handling connection with API with different HTTP method. Validating API... Read More