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Naukri Mobile application now supports offline mode

The Mobile phone network in India though claims to have 4G but in reality the reliability and speed of the network is yet to reach and span whole India. Even in metro cities the continuity of the network is not perfect. In such scenarios it became a technical challenge for the mobile app engineering team to come-up with solution that allows app users to use the app without worrying about network signal strength or availability. Naukri IOS mobile application has a new offline feature that supports apply to jobs and edit of profile. The job seekers using the Naukri app can apply to cache jobs... Read More

Import resumes by bulk upload

Recruiters generally collect lot of resumes from email or from many other recruiting software. Over a period of time they have lots of resume stored as individual files or in compressed format. It becomes nearly impossible to look for a candidate from the huge collection of resumes stored at multiple places in multiple formats. Career Site Manager (CSM) is the one stop solution for application tracking which includes the capability to handle such scenarios and make it easier for recruiters to store resumes and search for relevant candidates. Rather than painstakingly uploading all your... Read More

Naukri Mailers: Best Practices & Guidelines

Mailers are one of the oldest ways of promoting a brand and connecting to customers. As a layman, mailers might be similar to any other webpage but sometimes creating mailers are way difficult than creating a normal webpage. The big question is what makes mailers difficult to create. So below are some points: Mailers are not standardized Mail clients use very different techniques to render mailers hence a developer need to code accordingly Mail clients do not understand normal HTML. Tables in HTML are the best they can understand CSS files cannot be used as mail clients render... Read More

Optimizing an AngularJs app

AngularJS may have a lot of advantages over other frameworks for building front end applications but it can have performance problems when an app starts to get large. There can be several reasons an AngularJS application may be slowing down. Recently during our internal project which was built in angular, we faced a lot of performance issues as the application grew in size and complexity. We took many steps to optimize our application and make it execute without any performance lag. Some of the approaches are discussed below. Reduce Watchers We had lot of 2 way bindings in our project... Read More

SOS (Scrum of Scrums)

More than 15 scrums teams, lot of dependencies, frequent changes, multiple big projects, Is this not a challenge ? Yes, it is. When multiple teams are working together on a project, there are many cross-team issues and dependencies that need to be resolved. In Naukri, we follow scrum methodology and scrum of scrums is the the technique which we use to solve such problems. What is SOS (Scrum of Scrums) ? A Scrum of Scrums is a group team made up of representatives from each of several other teams. Usually the representatives are the Scrum Masters from each team, although sometimes... Read More

DEEP CRAWLING TECHNOLOGY

Ever wondered what Crawling is all about, here, at Naukri? Why don't we just use any generic crawler or Why do we even crawl in the first place? We crawl jobs posted in the career sections of companies, to ease the pain of Recruiters. Instead of posting jobs manually, we help recruiters by pulling jobs  programmatically from their career sections. The crawler crawls jobs from websites based on client requests. Now, a bit about Crawling :- A Web crawler is a computer program that browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner or in an orderly fashion. We do not need to... Read More

Page Load Time Reduction: not a rocket science!

In web development, page load time is the key to make your users happy. According to an analysis on page load time by Kissmetrics, it has been found that page load time directly affects the abandonment of your page. This well explains how critical it is to maintain a low page load time.                   Referred from infographic of Kissmetrics analysis on How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line Recently, we observed that one of the pages in the Recruiter’s site was taking a lot of time to load, which indeed was a matter of concern, considering that the page had a large... Read More

Improving recruitment process with resume parsing

These days, recruiters are flooded with resumes. Some of them are good, some of them are great, and some of them are just plain bad. Due to thousands of resumes or may be lakhs in some cases, recruiter may have to face multiple challenges during the initial shortlisting/screening process. Few of the challenges are - If you are sourcing from Internet, you will get thousands of resume for a single position. - Generally recruiters also has their own database but may not be search-able because they are just word document on there hard drive. - It is difficult to match the job description with... Read More

Optimizing CSS background images using WebP

webp In continuation to our first article on WebP “Optimizing web pages using WebP”, we have extended our approach to display WebP images with the help of CSS background. As we earlier stated that Naukrigulf.com is one of the first few sites on the web to use WebP images format to serve banners. Now we are serving our background images in WebP format as well. In this approach we have two solutions to call background WebP images. - Using CSS Parent-Child Relationship - Using @ queries. CSS Parent-Child Relationship - In this approach we have to check user's browser and assign a class... Read More

Rest API

API an Interface to Application's Programming We are always overwhelmed by so many Candy Crush Request on Facebook. But how Candy Crush sends its invite to you through Facebook. How Candy Crush knows you are on Facebook. How can Facebook allow any app to access your data without your physical intervention? Here’s the answer: Suppose I have a Candy Crush app and I want to put my latest scores on Facebook. How do I do it? There are two ways: I should hire a person who takes my latest score and posts it on facebook on my behalf. This is a ridiculous and a cumbersome way. I... Read More