• 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...

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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 have been collaborating to build software. Now that Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) on computing devices support nearly infinite colors, textures, shapes, and animations—not to mention a growing array of input...

  • 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 results have showcased the performance improvement brought by SSD as compared with hard disk drives (HDD). However, in most deployment scenarios, a SSD is simply treated as a “faster HDD.” Hence, the potential of...

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    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...

  • Keeping Immutable Models Consistent

    April 27, 2016

    When we rewrote the LinkedIn flagship app last year, we decided to use immutable models everywhere because of the many benefits that...

  • The Joy of Anycast… (In)side the Data Center

    April 26, 2016

    Co-authors: Leigh Madock, Andrew Stracner, and Tim Crofts If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know that scaling up our...