Performance Articles

  • brotli2

    Boosting Site Speed Using Brotli Compression

    May 2, 2017

    Site speed is one of LinkedIn’s major engineering priorities, as faster site speed directly correlates with higher engagement. There are multiple approaches to speeding up a website. One of the most effective ways might seem obvious: the fewer bytes members need to download to the browser, the faster your website is. To achieve this, you can not only optimize...

  • instant_job2

    Implementing Instant Job Listing Pages

    April 20, 2017

    In early February, we reduced our 90th percentile U.S. subsequent page load time by 46% on our Job Details page. We achieved this by using the Ember cache to display critical data and avoid making an API call to fetch the initial data we render. There are a few strategies you could use for passing cached data between pages in a Single Page App (SPA). In this...

  • flashback-overview

    Introducing and Open Sourcing Flashback, an Internet Mocking Tool

    March 17, 2017

    This post was updated on June 15, 2017 Co-authors: Shangshang Feng, Yabin Kang, and Dan Vinegrad At LinkedIn, we often develop web applications that need to interact with third-party websites. We also employ automatic testing to ensure the quality of our software before it is shipped to production. However, a test is only as useful as it is reliable. With that...

  • Redliner Dependency Components

    Redliner: How LinkedIn Determines the Capacity Limits of...

    February 17, 2017

    Co-authors: Susie Xia and Anant Rao LinkedIn serves more than 467 million members on a global computing infrastructure through...

  • SRA1

    Measuring and Optimizing Performance of Single-Page...

    February 2, 2017

    Introduction Improving site speed is one of the major technology initiatives at LinkedIn because it is highly correlated with the...

  • BOSS1

    BOSS: Automatically Identifying Performance Bottlenecks...

    January 11, 2017

    Introduction As the centralized performance team of LinkedIn, our mission is to make LinkedIn pages load faster. We help each...