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The Care and Feeding of Elephants

Monthly archives for December 2012:

Building Apache Thrift on Mac OS X

If you follow this blog, you’re already well aware that the Evernote API is built on the Apache Thrift framework. Our client SDKs give you everything you need to use the API, so most developers don’t actually have to understand much about … Continue reading


Major Android SDK Updates and Introducing Ty Smith!

By Ty Smith, Senior Android Engineer at Evernote The platform team at Evernote works hard to provide developers with the tools they need to connect to our API. With that in mind, I am excited to announce major improvements to … Continue reading

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The Evernote iOS SDK Now Supports China Service, Business Notebooks – Introducing Mustafa

By Mustafa Furniturewala, iOS Engineer at Evernote For the past 3 years, the platform team at Evernote has been building tools to help iOS developers integrate with our API. Earlier this year, we launched a significant update to our iOS … Continue reading

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Elephant Factory

Matt’s “Automatic Memory Machine” post described our installation progress that we use to deploy servers at Evernote.  I’d like to talk a little bit about our configuration and software deployment processes. Service Post-Installation Once servers have been installed at our … Continue reading


Billions (of API requests) Served

Evernote stores hundreds of terabytes of online data in order to preserve our users’ memories. Over the last four years, 36.8 million people have created Evernote accounts, and together have uploaded more than 1.2 billion notes with more than 2 billion attachments. … Continue reading