My Beat: Alia Rose Connor

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Alia works as an Agile Coach Manager in our New York office. But right now, she’s 150km away – working from her house in […]


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 doesn’t love a continuous integration system that is stable, fast, reliable and feels transparent to its users? One of the missions of the Client Platform tribe at Spotify is to improve the continuous integration and […]


How We Use Backstage at Spotify

Backstage is Spotify’s homegrown developer portal. We’ve been using it internally for years, but only recently released the open source version. You can read more about what Backstage does, and our plans for its future, in our previous post, “What the heck is Backstage anyway?” But this post is going to be less telling and […]


My Beat: Ann Clifton

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Ann is a Senior Research Scientist and has worked in our New York office for just over a year. She spoke to us from […]




When should I write an Architecture Decision Record?

tl;dr Have you made a significant decision that impacts how engineers write software? Write an ADR! An Architecture Decision Record (ADR) is a document that captures a decision, including the context of how the decision was made and the consequences of adopting the decision.  At Spotify, a handful of teams use ADRs to document their […]


My Beat: Stefan Ålund

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Stefan works as a Senior Product Manager in our Stockholm office. But at the moment, he – like much of the world – is […]


Spotify’s New Podcast API: From Design to Launch

This week, we launched our podcasts API. This means that our new API is now open to third-party developers! Third-party apps can now connect to Spotify and manage a user’s podcast library, search our podcast catalog, or fetch detailed information about podcast shows and episodes. We’re excited to see the apps and mashups that developers […]