Tumblr Summer Intern: Jacob Haip
The transition was a challenge not because the libraries were that different but because of the how scattered the old code was throughout the website. I’m happy to end the summer having removed handlebars.js and all but a couple isolated pieces of prototype.js. It was also cool to have touched so many pieces of Tumblr in the process.
Users should enjoy faster load times throughout the website. Here in the office this is about a 1/3 of a second faster load time and this is even more noticeable on slower internet connections. It’s also nice to know that the rest of the people in the engineering team will have two less libraries they have to worry about.
It was a pleasure to be a part of the Tumblr team during such an exciting time: the Yahoo! acquisition and Tumblr gaining more of the attention it deserves as the place for brands. The other interns were amazing and I loved how I got to know all of them and not just the engineering interns. I look forward to joining my friends once again at MIT but I will miss all the people I have met here. MIT maybe be good at science but it sure isn’t good at art and I will miss the creativity of all the people in the office and being a part of the truly creative community on Tumblr.