Mobile Articles

  • InfrastructureatScale1

    Engineering Infrastructure at Scale: Overview

    October 27, 2016

    This blog series will describe the engineering infrastructure (technologies, processes, tools, and culture) that enable several hundred engineers across LinkedIn to innovate and release software continuously with agility, quality, and productivity. This post gives an overview of the overall architecture, workflow, and scale. As shown in above diagram, LinkedIn...

  • Android Test Butler

    Open Sourcing Test Butler

    August 4, 2016

    Automated testing is a key component to LinkedIn’s 3x3 strategy for releasing mobile applications. As we developed the new LinkedIn Android app, we found that our tests had a major problem: our testing environment was unreliable, so our tests failed intermittently. We needed a solution that would let us rely on our tests to inform us when there was a problem...

  • Introducing and Open Sourcing Shaky

    August 3, 2016

    At LinkedIn, we release incremental versions of our apps internally first, in order to deliver a better experience to our members—a practice known as “dogfooding." Some bugs are hard to catch until an app is used by enough people. That’s why employees often find bugs developers miss. In the past, when an employee noticed something was broken, he or she would...

  • Building a Native Video Player Library for Android

    August 2, 2016

    At LinkedIn, we recognize that video has become a popular medium for people to communicate and share information. We recently launched...

  • Rocket Data: Faster Model Management for iOS

    July 21, 2016

    In early 2015, we started rewriting the LinkedIn flagship mobile application. We wanted a caching system which would present content...

  • Swift at LinkedIn

    Introducing LinkedIn’s Official Swift Style Guide

    June 22, 2016

    Code review is one of the most fundamental aspects of a successful software engineering team. Some of the goals of code review include...