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Verify Engineering Update - November 6th, 2020

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Verify Engineering Update
Hello again!
Thanks for reading this issue of the Verify Engineering Update newsletter. As a reminder, the idea behind this email is to share some recent highlights from the Verify stage. The hope is that, in doing so folks will have a better idea of what’s happening on other teams, and provide new opportunities for learning and collaboration. Please feel free to add any feedback you have to this issue, or send it to me directly either on Slack, or to dfrey@gitlab.com.

Team
Frontend Spooktacular 👻
The Frontend Spooktacular is a truly terrifying experience, made even more so by the cut scenes Sam recorded to stitch it all together.
CI Config Generator
Fred created a nice tool to help the Pipeline Authoring team generate random CI configs as they work on the pipeline visualization project.
Product
Cloud Native Build Logs ✅
Cloud Native Build Logs on GitLab.com is now rolled out to ALL projects, and the NFS mount point has been removed.
The durability of the system was also put to the test recently during a recent object storage service degradation. The system recovered as expected and all build logs were successfully processed.
Job Artifact Removal Re-architecture
Re-architect job artifacts removal has shipped which is a huge accomplishment! This is a significant re-architecture and it unblocks several upcoming feature improvements for job artifacts.
GraphQL Resources
As part of the effort to expand our GraphQL coverage, the Testing group has implemented two new resources for CodeCoverageSummary and CodeCoverageActivity. Continued improvement to our GraphQL accessibility will not only unlock capabilities for our teams internally, but will also do the same for our customers building their own integrations.
Process
OKRs
Q4 FY21 started at the beginning of this month which means new OKRs! Here are the Q4 OKRs for the Verify stage. Take a look when you have some time. If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to me directly either on Slack, or to dfrey@gitlab.com.
Docker Rate Limiting
Docker recently implemented rate limiting for anonymous and free user pulls. This change has the potential to cause major issues for our customers as well as internal teams. The Runner group is keeping a close eye on things and has reported no major incidents to date.
Culture
One of the great parts about working at GitLab is being able to work with people all over the world and learn about their customs and cultures.
Since there was an election in the US this week, we’ll take a moment to learn the story of the shortest serving US president, William Henry Harrison.
If you’d like to share any interesting customs from where you live, please send them my way and I will include them in future updates.
Thanks
Thanks again for reading, and don’t forget to add any feedback you have to this issue, or send it to me directly either on Slack, or to dfrey@gitlab.com.
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