Open Source Articles

  • preactglimmer1

    Lighter than Lightweight: How We Built the Same App Twice with Preact and Glimmer.js

    March 12, 2018

    The beauty of the web is that there is no “install” step. Someone, somewhere taps a link to your site, and moments later it appears instantly in front of them. At least, that’s the idea—but not all devices and networks are created equally. Sites that feel fast on a desktop computer with broadband can feel downright slow on a mobile phone with spotty 3G service....

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    Commit-ing to Open Source on International Women's Day

    March 8, 2018

    LinkedIn has a longstanding history with and commitment to the open source community. Many of our engineers across the company contribute to LinkedIn-owned projects, as well as projects shared by other technologists. If you’re interested in why we open source, here’s a post from our our Chief Data Officer, Igor Perisic, that helps explain our philosophy. At the...

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    Dynamometer: Scale Testing HDFS on Minimal Hardware with Maximum Fidelity

    February 8, 2018

    Co-authors: Erik Krogen and Min Shen In March 2015, LinkedIn’s Big Data Platform team experienced a crisis. As the team was preparing to head home for the day, signs of trouble began trickling in: our internal users were reporting that their applications were stalling or timing out. Job queues were backing up, and SLAs would be missed. A bit of investigation...

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    Gobblin Enters Apache Incubation

    January 17, 2018

    Gobblin is a distributed data integration framework that simplifies common aspects of big data integration, such as ingestion,...

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    Project Falco joins SONiC Community (Software for Open...

    December 15, 2017

    One of the key components of our vision for LinkedIn’s global infrastructure is to ultimately build a programmable data center fabric...

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    Automating Your Oncall: Open Sourcing Fossor and Ascii Etch

    December 14, 2017

    One of our sayings in Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is that the goal of your job is to “automate yourself out of the job.” While...