site speed Articles

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    Sleek and Fast: Speeding Up your Fat Web Client

    October 19, 2017

    Editor’s Note: This post is based on Sarah’s talk “Sleek and Fast: Weight Management for your Fat Web Client” given at the Grace Hopper Conference this year in the Software Engineering track. The need for speed In the fall of 2016, our flagship engineering team completed an initial feature build-out for the new LinkedIn desktop site built on our new Pemberly...

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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 layers of our stack and identify optimizations to ensure that we use the most optimal protocols and configurations at every layer. As LinkedIn migrated to serving its pages on HTTP/2 earlier this year, it became imperative that we...

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    Site Speed Monitoring in A/B Testing and Feature Ramp-up

    June 21, 2017

    Co-authors: Jiahui Qi and David He Everyday, LinkedIn serves hundreds of millions of pageviews to our members, from job searches to the news feed. Our network has grown to over 500 million members, and throughout our journey, “members-first” has been a fundamental value that we’ve carried. For our mission to continue improving the member experience, LinkedIn’s...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...