• Getting to Know Michael Kehoe

    February 17, 2016

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. These are the folks that create, build and maintain our platform, tools and features - as well as write the posts for this blog. We are featuring some of the people and personalities that make LinkedIn great. Michael Kehoe, Senior Site Reliability Engineer for the Production-SRE team, has been a part of LinkedIn’s operations team since January...

  • Boring vs Exciting Technology, Optical Modules and Other Must Reads

    February 11, 2016

    Our publisher platform gives professionals a way to share their personal opinions about topical professional news and interests. Here’s a roundup of some of the best pieces LinkedIn’s engineers have written recently. $1/1G for 100G Optics - A Story of Change By Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy at LinkedIn To create game-changing innovation, you need to question the status quo. Yuval describes how he took an operational problem and...

  • JVM OS Interaction

    Eliminating Large JVM GC Pauses Caused by Background IO Traffic

    February 10, 2016

    Coauthor: Cuong Tran, Systems Architect In our production environments, we have repeatedly seen that applications running in JVM  (Java Virtual Machine) occasionally experience large STW (Stop-The-World) application pauses due to JVM’s GC logging being blocked by background IO traffic (e.g., OS page cache writeback).  During such STW pauses, JVM pause all application threads, and applications stop responding to user requests hence incurring unacceptable delays to...

  • My Experience Speaking At The Swift Summit

    February 5, 2016

    Almost a year ago now, I gave my first talk. It was last February at a Papers We Love meetup group in San Francisco. By November, I was speaking at the...

  • Getting to Know Karthikeyan Margam

    Getting to Know Karthikeyan Margam

    February 4, 2016

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. These are the...

  • Android UI tests running in parallel on multiple emulators

    3x3: Speeding Up Mobile Releases

    February 3, 2016

    LinkedIn recently released Project Voyager, our codename for the new version of our flagship application for Android, iOS, and mobile web. Voyager is the...