How many people have access to the key repos at Google/facebook/Netflix

Albertsons rvUd7211
May 4 18 Comments

At airbnb for example the lowest Assenture contractor has everything, and can deploy to prod. Is it like this everywhere? How many people at Google have access to the search indexer, orchestrator and other code needed to run the site? Is there no single person with this access?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Google dCyj41
    I don't think you have ever worked on a large scale, sharded system if you still have a concept of "deploying to prod"
    May 4 2
    • Albertsons rvUd7211
      OP
      I'm pretty sure Google never, ever deploys real features to prod since 1998
      May 4
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP has been applying to places and being rejected left and right. He doesn’t understand system design topics and is an old guy left behind who doesn’t understand newer distributed systems designs.
      May 4
  • Amazon / Product
    dreambigYo

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    dreambigYomore
    Lol at the Airbnb claims 😂
    May 4 2
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Why LOLing? 🤔
      May 4
    • Airbnb carebnb
      Because the person appears to work at Albertson’s and is trolling.
      May 4
  • Airbnb UxqX57
    Lol OP. If you mean see the codebase, yes, you can see code in any repos upon joining as dev. (I believe this is the case for F and G as well?). But deploying is not as straightforward as you say it is.
    May 11 3
    • Albertsons rvUd7211
      OP
      It's just a code review plus merging to master. If the reviewer slips up you could hack the site as a random contractor.
      May 11
    • Airbnb UxqX57
      You clearly haven't worked at an established tech company. There are many layers of tests upon landing the code + staging/prod separation
      May 11
    • Albertsons rvUd7211
      OP
      Lol you're saying airbnb is not an established tech company then. Perhaps it's different for your team but for my Assenture contractors group it was just a matter of review then push to master then Jenkins (or whatever) pushes to prod
      May 11
  • Intersection / Eng iNVc28
    Keep in mind "deploy to prod" may mean pass unit tests, static analysis, deployment and integration tests on DEV, code review, change control to org at large, and approval from appropriate engineering manager. With the right tooling all of this can happen quickly but it's not a blind "deploy to PROD"
    May 4 1
    • Albertsons rvUd7211
      OP
      It would be cool if it was
      May 4
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    OP, I'd like my turkey sliced very thin, this time
    May 11 0
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    OP, are you kidding? Or is that based on your large scale grocery store experience?
    May 5 0
  • New AsYK38
    It depends on what you mean by access? Dev can open PRs that can be merged by certain owners. Then ci/cd takes care of the rest. Devops maybe able to push code manually and access prod but swe generally shouldn't have to.
    May 4 1
    • Albertsons rvUd7211
      OP
      Can everyone see the code for everything?
      May 4
  • Databricks / Data
    data4u

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    If your doing development or eng is involved in ur job yes
    May 4 0
  • New AsYK38
    Lolol
    May 4 0