Code Articles

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    External Library Management

    August 25, 2017

    At LinkedIn, when our engineers create software, there is often a need to leverage some of the great work done by the open source community outside of LinkedIn. In our continuous delivery parlance we refer to these assets as External Libraries. It's great to be able to stand on the shoulders of the community and use their wonderful work to build quality products...

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    JARVIS: Helping LinkedIn Navigate its Source Code

    August 22, 2017

    Codesearch is vital for any tech organization that operates at a large scale, and LinkedIn depends heavily on it. Engineers at LinkedIn use codesearch frequently to see how certain APIs are being used, how configurations of certain services look, how some of the classes/methods/schema/etc. are defined, and more. Codesearch helps our engineers navigate through...

  • HTML5, Fixing Bad Code, and the Fixed Mindset: What LinkedIn Engineers Are Writing about Today

    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, our engineers have been posting about what’s on their mind, like fixing bad code, the “fixed mindset,” HTML5, HR reform, and more. Read on to see our favorite pieces published on the platform. Vanquish the HR Bell Curve By Jens...

  • Q&A with Jim Brikman: Splitting Up a Codebase into...

    February 24, 2016

    Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and author. As a software engineer at LinkedIn, he helped build the...

  • CoffeeScript: JavaScript that’s easy on the eyes

    June 12, 2011

    Write a lot of JavaScript? Love clean code? Then you need to check out CoffeeScript, a nifty little languages that compiles into...