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Introduction: Technical Paper on LinkedIn's A/B Testing Platform

XLNT is the end-to-end A/B testing platform used at LinkedIn to not only solve the day-to-day A/B testing needs across the company, but also sophisticated use cases that are prevalent in a social network setting. With all the lessons learned from using the platform, we decided to take an in-depth look at how we approach A/B testing and write...

Creating Community Around Open Source, Working With Legacy Code, Architecture Hoisting and More

LinkedIn’s publishing platform gives professionals a way to share their personal opinions about topical professional news and interests, including our engineers. Here, we regularly round up some of the best pieces written recently by LinkedIn engineers. "Building Communities" By Todd Palino, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn Todd discusses...

Espresso Onboarding Experiences: InMail

Fast growth is a happy problem to have, but not an easy one to solve. LinkedIn has experienced rapid member growth over the years and many of our engineers have witnessed the corresponding explosive data growth in awe. Until recently, LinkedIn relied on a traditional RDBMS as a primary data store for most of our data. Hundreds of terabytes of data were...

Bridging Batch and Streaming Data Ingestion with Gobblin

Genesis Less than a year ago, we introduced Gobblin, a unified ingestion framework, to the world of Big Data. Since then, we’ve shared ongoing progress through a talk at Hadoop Summit and a paper at VLDB. Today, we’re announcing the open source release of Gobblin 0.5.0, a big milestone that includes Apache Kafka integration. Our motivations for building...

Rewinder: Interactive Analysis of Hadoop's Computational Resources

Co-authors: Teja Thotapalli Brian Jue Tu Tran Sandhya Ramu As LinkedIn continues to grow in size and stature, the data volume being...

Video: Tools Team Revolutionizes Software Development

In the last four years, we’ve dramatically revamped the way we release software. One of the leaders of our tools team Jens Pillgram-Larsen shares what changed, what the future will hold and how his team evolved along the way. LinkedIn Tools Engineer Looks to Revolutionize Software Development from LinkedIn toolsengineering culture ...

The Evolution of A/B Testing Platform at LinkedIn

“Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment” - Steve Albini At LinkedIn, we experiment with new ideas before trusting our instincts. Experimentation plays an important role in product innovation and business growth. It is an essential ingredient to greater member happiness, stronger business impact and...

T-Rex, Luigi, Pac-Man and More: Check Out the New Global Ops Space

When I say “Global Operations” are you picturing rows of grey cubicles and occasional heads popping up over the walls? If so, you’ve never seen the Global Ops space at LinkedIn. The team recently moved into a new location that was pretty plain, but now looks like scenes from Jurassic World, Super Mario, and a Las Vegas lounge, thanks to our recent Rock...

Jumping the Gender Gap, A World Without CSS, Antifragile Software Systems, and Other Must Reads

LinkedIn’s publishing platform gives professionals a way to share their personal opinions about topical professional news and interests, including our engineers. Here, we regularly round up some of the best pieces written recently by LinkedIn engineers. "'Don't Let Being the Only Girl Stop You!' -- #ThankYourMentor" By Tiffany Lim, Software Engineer...

The Many Facets of 'Faceted Search'

Faceted search is a vital part of LinkedIn’s search experience. It’s a key feature in the exploratory searches done by job seekers, recruiters and market analysts when trying to find the information they need on LinkedIn. It provides structure to search results, which enables fast navigation and discovery. When it comes to a great search experience,...

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