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Announcing three open source projects for developing with TypeScript

Although Palantir is mostly known as a Java Swing shop, we have quietly (or not so quietly) been building for the web for a while now. From D3 for stunning graphics to Backbone and Angular for large-scale applications, we are using the latest and greatest web technologies to build the next generation of our products. [...]

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Hack Week 2013

Team Pegasus’s quadcopter gathers on-the-scene damage assessments via aerial imagery for better disaster recovery. Hack Week: a Palantir tradition Now in its fifth year, Hack Week is an annual tradition at Palantir. During Hack Week, all normal work on our products stop and ad-hoc teams compete to create prototypes of new features (or even whole [...]

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Nexus Peering: solving the inter-organizational data sharing problem

When we first started developing our data fusion platforms, we wanted to create a way to integrate data for secure, collaborative analysis at scale. We knew that achieving this outcome would not be a matter of simply making more data available to more analysts. We wanted to give our users a way to learn from [...]

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Server-Side Quality Engineering: Exploring Software From the Inside Out

When looking for a job after graduation, many computer science or engineering majors assume that software development is their only career path. At least that’s how I felt at first. After all, my curriculum was dominated by courses on one or another aspect of software development. But when considering my career options, I realized I [...]

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Palantir Hack Week 2012

Hack Week is a hallowed tradition at Palantir, a time when all scheduled work stops and our engineers spend a week exploring new ideas, playing with different technologies, and building something from the ground up. People from across the company form ad-hoc teams and scramble to complete projects in one week of frenzied coding. In the video above, we take a quick look at Hack Week 2012.

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Introducing Code 33

One of the most exciting things about Palantir is that nothing is sacred when it comes to our technology. We’re constantly asking ourselves, “What would we do differently if we were starting from scratch?” We’ve completely redesigned major features, introduced entirely new applications, and even retired outdated functionality. The next big change is possibly our most ambitious yet: rather than changing features within the client, we’re redefining the client itself.

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How to Rock a Developer Phone Interview

We wrote a popular series of posts last year on how to rock Palantir on-site interviews. However, this advice does you no good if you don’t make it past the first hurdle: the phone interview. In this post, I’d like to give you some simple tips to maximize your chances on the phone interview.

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Product Support at Palantir: Let Me Help You With That

(Comic courtesy of XKCD, via Creative Commons License) When a user has to contact Product Support for help, he or she already has a problem. Dealing with Support should never add aggravation on top of that. Slogging through scripted steps that have nothing to do with the real problem or wading through tiers of call [...]

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Guava Collections Subtleties

At Palantir, we write most of our code in Java, but we miss functional language features like map and filter for working with collections of objects. To make up for that, we use Google’s Guava libraries, but occasionally they don’t behave quite how we expect. Read on to see one of our Guava puzzlers.

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Software Dev Intern Projects – 2011

Palantir Technologies Interns, 2011 As we roll into the peak of internship season, it seems like a worthwhile time to talk about just what it is that interns do in their time at Palantir: our software engineering interns are full members of the development team from the day they arrive. During their time with us, [...]

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