• Open Sourcing URL-Detector

    June 30, 2016

    Today, we’re excited to share that Linkedin is open-sourcing our URL-Detector Java library. LinkedIn checks hundreds of thousands of URLs for malware and phishing every second. In order to guarantee that our members have a safe browsing experience, all user-generated content is checked by a backend service for potentially dangerous content. As a prerequisite for...

  • Announcing Gobblin 0.7.0: Going Beyond Ingestion

    June 29, 2016

    About a year ago, we open sourced Gobblin, a universal data ingestion framework that aimed to solve data integration challenges faced by people working on big data problems. We have described how LinkedIn is using Gobblin to ingest data at massive scale from a variety of sources to HDFS, in many previous blog posts, publications, and talks. Today, we are very...

  • Open-Sourcing LayoutKit

    June 28, 2016

    Fast performance is a key feature of LinkedIn’s mobile applications. So when we first released the new LinkedIn iOS app, and we learned that our members were experiencing noticeable delays when viewing certain profiles, we immediately investigated the issue to find a solution. Performance profiling revealed that the main thread was spending a significant amount...

  • Stream Processing Hard Problems – Part 1: Killing Lambda

    June 27, 2016

    We live in an age where we want to know relevant things happening around the world as soon as they happen; an age where digital...

  • Intern Hackday

    Discover New Frontiers at LinkedIn’s Annual Intern HackDay

    June 24, 2016

    Dear Interns, You’re invited to LinkedIn's Annual Intern HackDay! At this year’s HackDay, we’ll provide copious amounts of food and...

  • Barbara Askins

    Naming Our Conference Rooms

    June 22, 2016

    Did you know that the co-inventor of a radio guidance technology whose elements are behind today’s communications systems like Wi-Fi...