Craftsmanship Articles

  • From Good to World-Class: What Makes Software Engineers Excel at their Craft

    May 27, 2016

    This post was originally published on the LinkedIn publisher platform. There are three criteria we use in performance reviews for engineers at LinkedIn: leadership, execution, and craftsmanship. The first two are pretty obvious: we all are used to evaluating how well we get people moving in the same direction and how successfully we ship and get s**t done. But “...

  • The Problem with Electric Cars, How President Eisenhower Can Make You a Better Software Engineer, and Other Must-Reads

    May 9, 2016

    Our publishing platform is a place where professionals can ask big questions and share their personal answers. Over the last month, our engineers have been posting about what’s on their mind, like writing code with style, improving accessibility through tech, and learning from mistakes. Read on to see our favorite pieces published on the platform. Why I'm...

  • What is Craftsmanship and Why is it Important?

    March 30, 2016

    As software engineers, we're driven by the opportunity to solve big and hairy problems, to create elegant solutions, and to build things that provide enduring value. Like any other trade involving craftsmanship, we take a lot of pride in how we build. In general, craftsmanship is defined as a skill in a particular craft. At LinkedIn Engineering, we are working...

  • HTML5, Fixing Bad Code, and the Fixed Mindset: What...

    March 25, 2016

    Our publishing platform is a place where professionals can ask big questions and share their personal answers. Over the last two weeks...