Performance Articles

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    LinkedIn Lite: A Server-Side Rendered PWA

    July 11, 2018

    A couple of months ago, we shared details about LinkedIn Lite's architecture, its evolution as a light-weight mobile web experience, and how it became a huge success in emerging markets. As a pure server-side rendered web app, it was fast, but it wasn’t providing a good user experience. If a member was viewing their feed and had scrolled beyond the first page,...

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    Making LinkedIn's Organic Feed Handle Peak Traffic

    May 17, 2018

    LinkedIn has recently experienced issues with handling peak load in FollowFeed, our custom timeline service that powers the organic updates members see in their activity feed. Examples of organic updates are text/article/image shares from members you are connected to, updates about comments or likes from your connections etc. In other words, the interactions...

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    CSS at Scale: LinkedIn’s New Open Source Projects Take on Stylesheet Performance

    April 24, 2018

    Browsers use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the appearance of websites. From borders, fonts, and colors to layout, images, and animations, there are roughly 500 different style properties that can be declared with CSS. These properties are what make the visual diversity of the internet possible for your handheld device, desktop browser, and even your...

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    Recapping Our Recent Performance Engineering Meetup

    April 20, 2018

    Once per quarter, the LinkedIn Performance Engineering meetup brings together engineers passionate about performance and efficiency...

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    Venice Performance Optimization

    April 11, 2018

    Over the last two years at LinkedIn, we have been working on a distributed key-value database called “Venice.” Venice is designed to...

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    LinkedIn Lite: A Lightweight Mobile Web Experience

    March 22, 2018

    The opportunity in India India is a mobile-first country, with 71% of the population having only a mobile internet connection and...