16 articles
  • November 14, 2023

    The What, Why, and How of Mastering App Size

    Sometimes a shiny new feature brings more harm than good. The reason is simple — application size. Any addition to the application — be it code for a new feature, an image resource for a new button or even support for a new localization — contributes to the increase of the application’s size.

    Published by Viktor Petrovski (Android Engineer), Dmitry Povolotskyi (Senior iOS Engineer), and Bruno Rocha (Senior iOS Engineer)
  • November 15, 2022

    Strategies and Tools for Performing Migrations on Platform

    Needing to deliver faster and more reliably while managing a growing number of contributors and a more complex codebase seems [...]

    Published by Mariana Ardoino (Staff Engineer) and Raul Herbster (Engineering Manager)
  • March 18, 2022

    Zela Taino: iOS Engineer

    Tell us more about working on Spotify Wrapped…  As Tech Lead for Wrapped, I was in charge of laying out [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • February 22, 2022

    Mesfin Mekonnen: Senior Engineer 

    Tell us more about working on Spotify Wrapped…  I specialize in iOS Engineering and was one of a few iOS [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • February 16, 2022

    Fred Wang: Senior Backend Engineer

    Tell us more about working on Spotify Wrapped…  I’m part of the Mambas team at Spotify, which is responsible for [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • June 4, 2021

    Patrick Balestra: Senior Engineer

    8:30am I’m at my best after nine hours’ sleep, so I tend to wake up pretty late, shower and dress as [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • December 3, 2020

    How We Built It: Spotify Lite, One Year Later

    What if, for some users, the very best Spotify is a little less Spotify? Spotify Lite started as an experiment [...]

    Published by Erik Ghonyan (Senior Engineer), Slava Savitskiy (Senior Engineer), and Tommy Tynjä (Engineering Manager)
  • July 24, 2020

    Erick Camacho: iOS Engineer

    Erick joined our Stockholm office as an iOS Engineer more than 18 months ago. But right now, he’s working from home and missing the camaraderie of his close-knit team.

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • May 1, 2020

    How We Gave Superpowers to Our macOS CI

    Discover how we shortened the feedback loop of pre-merge verification checks for our iOS applications by up to 75%. Who [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • November 5, 2015

    Oh IPv6, Where Art Thou

    Illustrations by Jonas Ekman Since the dawn of time, man has used 32-bit addressing. When the first Homo Erectus crawled [...]

    Published by Per Knytt