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    LinkedOut: A Request-Level Failure Injection Framework

    May 24, 2018

    LinkedIn has made significant investments in resilience engineering over the past few years. As Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), we've consistently witnessed the effects of Murphy's Law:  "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." In a complex, distributed technology stack, it's important to understand the points where things can go wrong in your system and...

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    Making LinkedIn's Organic Feed Handle Peak Traffic

    May 17, 2018

    LinkedIn has recently experienced issues with handling peak load in FollowFeed, our custom timeline service that powers the organic updates members see in their activity feed. Examples of organic updates are text/article/image shares from members you are connected to, updates about comments or likes from your connections etc. In other words, the interactions...

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    The AI Academy: How We’re Scaling AI Across LinkedIn

    May 16, 2018

    At LinkedIn, we like to say that artificial intelligence (AI) is like oxygen—it’s present in every product that we build and in every experience on our platform. From features like People You May Know to the recommendations for LinkedIn Learning courses, AI helps deliver value to our members across their entire career journey by personalizing their experience....

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    Revisiting Burrow: Burrow 1.1

    May 15, 2018

    Two and a half years ago, the Data Infrastructure SRE team at LinkedIn introduced Burrow, an advanced way to monitor Apache Kafka...

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    Introducing and Open Sourcing shiv

    May 10, 2018

    At LinkedIn, we ship hundreds of command-line utilities to every machine in our data centers and to all of our employees’ workstations...

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    Coding Conversations: Adopting a Growth Mindset

    May 3, 2018

    Contrary to popular perceptions, I’ve come to realize engineers do not exclusively work on building new products. Engineering...