xlnt Articles

  • XLNT Team

    Are the Best Decisions Instinctual, or Data-Driven?

    November 12, 2015

    How do you develop products? Do you blindly trust your instinct, or do you hide behind a mountain of data to make decisions? Sure, these are two extremes, but I am always perplexed by the polarizing aspect of what is, in fact, a false dichotomy. Why do we have to choose one at the exclusion of the other? Instead, I argue that you need both. Building great...

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    How Experimentation Helped LinkedIn Improve Email Communication

    October 28, 2015

    This is the second in a two-part series about how LinkedIn’s different business units use A/B testing and XLNT, our A/B testing software platform, to build better products for users. On Wednesday, we discussed how experimentation helped LinkedIn improve our Premium services. Today, we’ll discuss the benefits of experimentation on how we communicate with our...

  • Introduction: Technical Paper on LinkedIn's A/B Testing Platform

    October 1, 2015

    XLNT is the end-to-end A/B testing platform used at LinkedIn to not only solve the day-to-day A/B testing needs across the company, but also sophisticated use cases that are prevalent in a social network setting. With all the lessons learned from using the platform, we decided to take an in-depth look at how we approach A/B testing and write a technical paper....

  • Getting to Know Weitao Duan

    September 8, 2015

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the...

  • Why Experimentation is so Important for LinkedIn

    September 3, 2015

    Making data driven decisions through experimentation is an extremely important part of the culture at LinkedIn. It’s deeply ingrained...