• testing_samza1

    Test Strategy for Samza/Kafka Services

    April 27, 2017

    Over a decade ago, test strategies invested heavily in UI-driven tests. Backend and mid-tier services were tested using automated UI-based tests. While UI-based tests have certain merits, such as testing user flows, they are also time-consuming and fragile. The strong coupling of tests with UI caused several problems: Tests needed frequent modification due to...

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    REACH Opens the Door to New Tech Talent

    April 25, 2017

    For many years, we in the tech industry have faced persistent challenges to meet our demand for software engineering talent. One hard to ignore aspect of this problem is that some people have a clear path into tech jobs, while others do not. A degree in computer science or prior technical job experience without employment gaps is often a prerequisite for...

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    Implementing Instant Job Listing Pages

    April 20, 2017

    In early February, we reduced our 90th percentile U.S. subsequent page load time by 46% on our Job Details page. We achieved this by using the Ember cache to display critical data and avoid making an API call to fetch the initial data we render. There are a few strategies you could use for passing cached data between pages in a Single Page App (SPA). In this...

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    Tom Dale Talks Ember

    April 14, 2017

    In this video, we caught up with Tom Dale, a Senior Staff Software Engineer and one of the creators of the Ember.js framework, to hear...

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    Creating Accessible Android Products at LinkedIn

    April 11, 2017

    This post provides an overview of how I began the journey to improve accessibility in LinkedIn’s Android apps. I spent the last year...

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    Building Venice: A Production Software Case Study

    April 4, 2017

    We build a lot of our own infrastructure systems here at LinkedIn. Many people have heard of Kafka, our distributed message buffer. We...