• Getting to Know Ben Lai

    March 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 company. They are the ones who create, build, and maintain our platform, tools, and features—as well as write posts for this blog. In this series, we feature some of the people and personalities that make LinkedIn great. Ben Lai, Senior Software Engineer, works on the back-end infrastructure team, helping to migrate the email...

  • A Deep Dive into Simoorg

    March 28, 2016

    Failure induction is a process of non-functional testing in which a set of failures is induced against a perfectly healthy service. This process is critical because it provides valuable insights into the behavior of the service under unexpected failure scenarios. Data gathered during the failure induction process can be used to make improvements by completely avoiding or significantly cutting down troubleshooting time when similar issues happen under production traffic. We...

  • HTML5, Fixing Bad Code, and the Fixed Mindset: What LinkedIn Engineers Are Writing about Today

    March 25, 2016

    Our publishing platform is a place where professionals can ask big questions and share their personal answers. Over the last two weeks, our engineers have been posting about what’s on their mind, like fixing bad code, the “fixed mindset,” HTML5, HR reform, and more. Read on to see our favorite pieces published on the platform. Vanquish the HR Bell Curve By Jens Pillgram-Larsen, Director of Engineering, Developer Tools Jens calls for reform in employee performance analysis,...

  • The LinkedIn Data Center 100G Transformation

    March 24, 2016

    LinkedIn’s continued growth will require us to grow our data centers to the mega scale in the next 3-5 years. Project Altair is our approach to creating a...

  • Inflow Dashboard

    InFlow - Making the LinkedIn network visible

    March 22, 2016

    To maintain the high network availability needed to serve all LinkedIn applications, we need to monitor and analyse both network infrastructure and...

  • Project Altair

    March 21, 2016

    LinkedIn's infrastructure needs to seamlessly handle petabytes of data on a daily basis. Our data centers and infrastructure have grown by 34 percent on...