• Upgrade Testing on iOS: Keeping up with 3x3

    April 15, 2016

    Our newly introduced 3x3 release cadence is an effort to keep up in the fast-paced world of native apps where increasing consumer demands and decreasing release cycle times require us to be more agile with our app releases. As a corollary, we have more flexibility to experiment (A/B test) with new features, to make more data-driven design decisions, and most importantly, to reduce the turnaround time for bug fixes. And that’s not all. We are now better positioned to keep up with...

  • Gobblin Gobbles Camus, Looks Towards the Future

    April 13, 2016

    We shared Gobblin with the open source community a year ago. Since then, we’ve seen increasing interest and adoption among engineers, researchers and analysts in using Gobblin to integrate data from a variety of sources into Hadoop. In previous blog posts, publications, and talks, we’ve described our motivations for building a unified ingestion framework that is extensible, modular, scalable, fault-tolerant and provides state management and data quality as built-in features. In a...

  • Getting to Know Kamilah Taylor

    April 12, 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. Kamilah Taylor, Senior Software Engineer, has been coding at LinkedIn since March 2012. She also contributed...

  • Open Sourcing Dr. Elephant

    April 8, 2016

    We are proud to announce today that we are open sourcing Dr. Elephant, a powerful tool that helps users of Hadoop and Spark understand, analyze, and...

  • 3x3: iOS Build Speed and Stability

    April 7, 2016

    At the beginning of last year, alongside the development of Project Voyager, LinkedIn’s new flagship mobile application, we started practicing our 3x3...

  • Faster and Easier Service Deployment with LPS, Our New Private Cloud

    April 6, 2016

    Since 2003, we’ve re-architected our hosting systems four times to meet the needs of our rapidly growing systems and member base. At the same time, we’ve...