Mobile Articles

  • faster-testing-on-android-with-mobile-test-orchestrator

    Faster testing on Android with Mobile Test Orchestrator

    June 26, 2020

    Introduction When testing Android applications (for example, the LinkedIn mobile app for Android), thorough testing practices can easily lead to a growth in the number of overall tests being performed—from hundreds to thousands to even tens of thousands. Clearly, there is a need to scale significantly, while at the same time keeping test run times reasonably...

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    Building a blazingly fast Android app, Part 2

    January 7, 2020

    Monitor, profile, optimize, and ramp. This is the cycle of performance operations that we rely on to improve our Android app. Part 1 of this blog series covered monitoring and profiling — monitoring gives us the “true north” of optimizations to make data-driven decisions, while profiling helps us pinpoint the areas of opportunity. In part 2, we will look at...

  • performance-oeprations-cycle-of-development

    Building a blazingly fast Android app, Part 1

    December 23, 2019

    Defined as the speed at which an app loads and responds to a member, app performance is critical to an app’s success. When an app responds slowly to a member interaction, it’s an unsatisfactory experience. In order to maintain a reliable and consistent member experience, we have a dedicated performance engineering team to monitor and troubleshoot performance...

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    LiTr: A lightweight video/audio transcoder for Android

    December 19, 2019

    If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then what about a video? In 2017, we launched video sharing to give our members the ability to...

  • language-adoption

    Evaluating language adoption at scale

    August 20, 2019

    When adopting a new language at scale, there are many different factors to consider because things can change dramatically. For many,...

  • iris-mobile-view

    Iris mobile: An open source, mobile interface for incident ...

    May 9, 2019

    At LinkedIn, our on-call incidents are managed using Iris and Oncall, two tools that we released as open source to the community about...