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Web instructure at Dropbox

[2015-03-06 Fri 19:30] speaker: Li Haoyi, Dropbox event: Friday Hacks ** web infrastructure tooling around the code base to

  • catch bugs
  • enforce conventions

code base made up of

  • python
  • coffeescript ** web client admin features sharing more engineers working on the web client ** selenium testing the site slow, flakey many bugs are dumb mistakes, not subtle errors ** static analysis find invalid identifiers ** introduce better abstractions jquery munging into react.js ** more modular code declare depedencies with require.js ** tools to query the structure of code find the transitive dependencies enforce coding conventions ** applications best way to package the code to optimize browser load time

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