Performance Articles

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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...

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    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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    Evaluating Connection Coalescing For Static and Media Asset Downloads

    August 16, 2019

    One of the core aspirations of the engineering teams at LinkedIn is to delight our members with instantaneous page load experiences. To achieve this, we strive for optimal configurations and settings across the different layers of our software stack. Recently, we completed a large-scale experiment in reusing TCP/IP connections and found a perceivable drop in the...

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    Understanding network quality: The rise of customized...

    June 10, 2019

    “Make LinkedIn feel instantaneous” is a mantra our performance team lives by to deliver the best possible experience to our members....

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    How LinkedIn Uses Data to Improve Video Performance

    January 14, 2019

    At LinkedIn, we use data to improve our members’ experiences while using our site. On the video team, we value metrics that yield...

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    Recap: Our 3rd Performance Engineering Meetup

    September 4, 2018

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