• Automating Large-Scale Application Build

    May 11, 2016

    Around the end of 2012, LinkedIn decided to move away from retail data centers to wholesale ones that are built and maintained by LinkedIn. With exponential growth prospects we were already going to build multiple data centers in the coming few years. One major and time-consuming task of this operation is bringing up the application stack—which consists of over 13,000 servers running about 450 applications—from the bottom up. Building an application stack for a complex and...

  • Application deployment with Rain

    Rain: Better Resource Allocation Through Containerization

    May 10, 2016

    Last month, we announced to the world our vision for application-centric infrastructure at LinkedIn. LPS, or LinkedIn Platform as a Service, will allow our developers to deploy their own applications in minutes, where it used to take hours or even days. This lets them focus on what they do best—building, instead of wasting time finding machine resources or waiting to deploy. In turn, this ability to focus on developing new member-facing apps and features will increase innovation...

  • The Problem with Electric Cars, How President Eisenhower Can Make You a Better Software Engineer, and Other Must-Reads

    May 9, 2016

    Our publishing platform is a place where professionals can ask big questions and share their personal answers. Over the last month, our engineers have been posting about what’s on their mind, like writing code with style, improving accessibility through tech, and learning from mistakes. Read on to see our favorite pieces published on the platform. Why I'm excited about Glimmer2 and why you already know how it's better By Joel Kang, Senior UI Engineer Joel writes about how the new...

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    Speaking the Same Language

    May 6, 2016

    Author: Sarah Clatterbuck, Co-Authors: Eugene O’Neill, Will Hastings Ever since the dawn of the first graphical user interface, designers and engineers...

  • Designing SSD-Friendly Applications

    May 3, 2016

    These days, solid state drives (SSD) are being increasingly adopted to alleviate the I/O performance bottlenecks of applications. Numerous measurement...

  • Winterns at K1 Speed

    Getting to Know Jim Zhang and Alice Zhou

    April 29, 2016

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the...