Developer Experience Articles

  • pong2

    Productivity at Scale: How We Improved Build Time by 400% at LinkedIn

    July 19, 2018

    Co-authors: Szczepan Faber, Yiming Wang, Mihir Gandhi, Deep Majumder, and Irina Issayeva Introduction At LinkedIn, we have 500+ microservices (3,500 end-points), which make up various aspects of the software ecosystem. This translates to a significant number of web applications. In 2012, we added the Play Framework to our tech stack to build microservices and...

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    Health Score Metrics as a Software Craftsmanship Enabler

    October 3, 2017

    The notion of software craftsmanship is sometimes a muddy one. On the one hand, engineers find it hard to grasp and materialize craftsmanship, which is an abstract objective that, by itself, provides little guidance to the software engineering practice. On the other hand, craftsmanship is often narrowed down to a handful of "best practices" that engineers are...

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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...