Dr.Spider is here!

I have been spending the past week and half working on my new project, Dr.Spider. This is a Java web application used to detect invalid links in a website. Here is a live demo.

Implementation of a global leaderboard

Recently in my internship at Microsoft I signed up for a task of creating a global leaderboard for our product users. In this article I will discuss a few implementations of a leaderboard, with a focus on backend logic.

elleryyang.com site migration

Recently you may encounter 404 error messages when attempting to visit elleryyang.com or www.elleryyang.com. These errors are caused by a site migration, and DNS cache in different DNS servers may go back and forth several times before becoming stable. See you soon on my new web server!

Visualization of personal daily review

Last week I attended a talk entitled Career Superpower by James Whittaker, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. This talk was about personal growth in one’s career path. One of the ideas that hit me hardest was, you need a long-term goal and get closer to it every day; here is how I plan to.