LinkedIn Engineering Blog Debuts

LinkedIn engineered the launch of the LinkedIn Engineering Blog, which the professional networking site launched this week to offer updates on the nuts and bolts behind LinkedIn.

LinkedIn engineered the launch of the LinkedIn Engineering Blog, which the professional networking site launched this week to offer updates on the nuts and bolts behind LinkedIn.

Initial posts on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog include Infrastructure at LinkedIn, CoffeeScript: JavaScript That’s Easy on the Eyes, Visualizing LinkedIn’s Site Performance, and Tuning Java Garbage Collection for Web Services.

Director of engineering Avery Moon discussed the new LinkedIn Engineering Blog in a post on the good old LinkedIn Blog:

We launched our engineering blog to give you insight into the people, projects, data, hackdays, events, and technologies that power LinkedIn. In short, we’d like to share with you how we scale professional insights to millions of members.

You will meet diverse folks whose previous work includes everything from neurosurgery to mathematics. We will dive into the projects that drive LinkedIn, from scaling the site to continuing to grow worldwide membership. We will explore the data and algorithms underlying People You May Know (PYMK) and other data-driven products.

We will share live code, from JavaScript in the browser to offline Hadoop jobs. You will be connected to winning hackday projects ranging from InMaps to Connection Timeline. We will discuss events we hope you attend, from LinkedIn Tech Talks to meetups (if you are a JRuby fan, see Baq’s blog post). In short, we’d like to share with you the latest on technology that we’re evolving in-house to meet the needs of more than 100 million professionals.