Wix Engineering Podcast
[Wix Engineering Podcast] Growing Pains
Ittai Zeidman, Wix’s Backend Engineering Lead, was in the hospital with his wife and two-days-old new born baby, when he got an urgent call from the company’s VP of R&D. A crisis was unfolding: the build system was broken, leaving hundreds of developers unable to do their work.
This crisis wasn’t an isolated incident: it was the result of a series of problems resulting from the company’s success and fast growth. Ittai and his peers faced a serious challenge – but they knew they weren't the only ones: Google, Facebook, and Twitter were also serving millions of users. Utilizing and learning from these company's experiences, Ittai helped transform Wix’s build system from the ground up with Bazel, an open-source Continuous Integration system. How can developers face serious scaling issues, and implement company-wide infrastructure successfully?
We will also hear about Exodus, Wix Engineering’s open-source tool that can easily migrate your JVM code from Maven to Bazel, and go deeper on Bazel and Scaling with Natan Slinisky and Or Shahar.
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Read the full episode transcript: https://www.wix.engineering/post/growing-pains-e02-full-transcript
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