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News Aggregator from Scratch in 2 Weeks

Data Clustering Contest was a two-week data science and engineering competition held by Telegram in May. The Telegram team wanted participants to build a simple yet effective news aggregator that consolidates thousands of articles from various publishers and websites into a single page, which shows the latest news in real time, exactly like Google News, Bing News orContinue reading “News Aggregator from Scratch in 2 Weeks”

I wrote Go code for 3 weeks and you won’t believe what happened next

Historically, I am a C++ programmer and really like all this kind of C-ish stuff — from raw assembly to high level abstractions and SFINAE methods. For the past three weeks I managed to write lots of Go code — around 10k LOC without almost knowing anything when I started. I want to talk whatContinue reading “I wrote Go code for 3 weeks and you won’t believe what happened next”

How to contribute to Abseil with a visible performance gain

Overview of Abseil Abseil is a great C++ library with a special and unique philosophy inside it. While there is a lot of debate what C++ is prioritizing more – portability or performance with possibly breaking changes, Abseil library aims in a standard compatible way to provide best library features of all standards sometimes withContinue reading “How to contribute to Abseil with a visible performance gain”

About me and this blog

I am Danila Kutenin. I am an engineer working at Google and doing distributed and high performance C++ software. My main interests are distributed systems, operating systems design, hardware testing, compilers, APIs, algorithms and theoretical computer science. I worked for almost for 2 years at Yandex doing the core search engine – one of theContinue reading “About me and this blog”