Articles tagged “engineering”

Engineering Updates 9/11 – 9/24

This is the second installment continuing where our first post left off. This one is a couple days late due to our quarterly kickoff last week, but we’ll continue to release these roughly every two weeks. Also feel free to drop us a note in the Development forum if you have a question or bug […]

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Engineering Updates 8/28 – 9/10

This is the first installment of what we hope is an ongoing feature here at the Discogs Engineering Blog, so check back in another two weeks for more updates! Also feel free to drop us a note in the Development forum if you have a question or bug report. August 28th – September 3rd Features, […]

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Updated Discogs API Client

Today we are releasing a new, updated version of the our Python API client! Since we are deprecating the old API endpoints on Friday, August 22nd, an update to our API client was necessary. This includes the addition of OAuth support and much better coverage of our API, as well as documentation updates (including a […]

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New API Documentation

Hello, all! Today, we are rolling out a new documentation system for our API. Our previous documentation tool had a few limitations and drawbacks, mostly in terms of structuring examples of endpoint request/responses without creating very long pages, navigation difficulty, and the compilation process was more involved than necessary. Our new system allows for providing […]

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Forum Notifications

We’ve just introduced a new notification setting for the Forum. You now have the option to receive reply notifications for threads you’re watching in your Discogs inbox, or personal email inbox. Change your notification settings here: https://www.discogs.com/settings/notifications

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Forum Updates – Making the move from MySQL to MongoDB

Before I started working at Discogs, the team asked if there was anything I’d like to work on in particular. My response was the Forum. Finally my dream became a reality. I spent the last two months rewriting the Forum from the ground up. Most of you may have only noticed some minor interface changes, […]

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Simplified Header

We are simplifying the header as part of an ongoing effort to make the site more mobile friendly. Your cart and messages are now easier to see. Before, they were buried among the clutter of the grey bar. Now, they are featured in the primary header where they belong. Moving these links up allows us […]

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New Video Player

At Discogs, we’re continually working to ensure that pages load as quickly as possible. This is especially important for release pages, which are very highly-trafficked and are often the first thing a new visitor will see! Today we’re switching from our self-hosted JWPlayer installation to standard YouTube embedded playlists. The old player was very large […]

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Transitioning from HDF to JSON

Backstory Since the early days of Discogs, all release data has been stored in a format called HDF, or Hierarchical Data Format. At the time, this was a good solution due to the tight integration with the Clearsilver templating library which was the foundation of how we generated HTML. As time went on, the JSON […]

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