Performance Articles

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    Scaling Decision-Making Across Teams within LinkedIn Engineering

    March 16, 2018

     Editor's note: Interested in performance engineering topics? Consider attending the Performance Engineering Meetup on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30pm in Sunnyvale (RSVP here).   The mission of the Performance team at Linkedin is to deliver a delightful experience to every member of the global workforce with applications that feel instantaneous. In order to...

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    Improving Resiliency and Stability of a Large-scale Monolithic API Service

    November 28, 2017

    Co-authors: Maulin Patel, Erek Gokturk, and Chris Stufflebeam How do you increase the resiliency and stability of a monolithic API service that is used by three different platforms, serving 500+ million members, developed by over 400 engineers, deployed three times per day, and consuming almost 300 downstream services? The API layer service used by LinkedIn.com...

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    Fixing the Plumbing: How We Identify and Stop Slow Latency Leaks at LinkedIn

    October 31, 2017

    At LinkedIn, we pay attention to site speed at every step of the release process, from code development to production ramp. But inevitably, the performance of our pages degrades over time (we use the word “pages” to denote webpages as well as mobile apps). In this post, we go over the tools and processes we use to catch and fix these degradations. While this is...

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    Common Issue Detection for CPU Profiling

    September 5, 2017

    Co-authors: John Nicol, Chen Li, Peinan Chen, Tao Feng, and Hari Ramachandran LinkedIn has a centralized approach for profiling...

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    The TCP Tortoise: Optimizations for Emerging Markets

    August 11, 2017

    Serving fast pages is a core aspiration at LinkedIn. As part of this initiative, we continuously experiment and study the various...

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    TrafficShift: Load Testing at Scale

    May 11, 2017

    Co-authors: Anil Mallapur and Michael Kehoe   LinkedIn started as a professional networking service in 2003, serving user requests out...