Topic: linkedin

SD Times open source project of the week: TonY

Unsatisfied with the available solutions for connecting the analytics-generating power of their TensorFlow machine learning implementations with the scalable data computation and storage capabilities of their Apache Hadoop clusters, developers at LinkedIn decided that they’d take matters into their own hands with the development of this week’s highlighted project, TonY. “TonY stands for TensorFlow on … continue reading

LinkedIn releases new data for finding and recruiting machine learning talent

As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, skills like machine learning and deep learning are becoming more in demand. New data released from LinkedIn shows job recruiters are fighting to find machine learning talent. “Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills. It can feel like everyone’s competing for the same small talent pool, especially … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CSS Blocks from LinkedIn

When the web developers at LinkedIn were considering the site’s presence in markets with more limited bandwidth allowances, they realized every bit of data used counted. While there are plenty of factors to site performance, senior staff engineer Chris Eppstein and his team focused on streamlining CSS stylesheets, resulting in this week’s highlighted GitHub project, … continue reading

LinkedIn: Machine learning jobs are on the rise

Machine learning engineers, data scientists, and Big Data engineers are among the top emerging jobs in technology. This is based off of a recently released report from LinkedIn. As technology changes and expands, employment trends change with it. As a result, the skills that are important to have to be successful in the workforce are … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources website troubleshooting tools

LinkedIn announced the open-sourcing of two tools for investigating broken hosts and services, among other website navigation issues. Fossor (Latin for gravedigger) is a Python tool and library that automates multiple investigative checks in parallel, while Ascii Etch, another Python library, outputs information gleaned from Fossor in ascii-character graphs. “If you’re the oncall engineer when … continue reading

LinkedIn open sources Kafka Cruise Control

Although Apache Kafka is widely adopted, there are still operational challenges that teams run into when they try to run Kafka at scale. In order to restore balance to Kafka clusters, LinkedIn open sourced and developed Cruise Control, its general-purpose system that continuously monitors clusters and automatically adjusts the resources needed to meet pre-defined performance … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Iris and Oncall

When things break at large companies, there’s usually an on-call team or engineer that’s ready to step in and make sure the problem gets fixed. However, the manual process of calling up an on-call engineer or contacting a second team member to fix the issue takes too long and automating this process is more efficient. … continue reading

LinkedIn donates Flashback mocking tool to open source

LinkedIn today has contributed Flashback, its internal Internet mocking tool, to open source. Flashback is a proxy server that enables users to capture, store and replay Internet transactions, so no Internet connection is required to test connections. “We wanted to make tests as automated as possible; we want to make it ‘not the test’s fault’” … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Quill

You might have seen the news on Quill, the open-source WYSIWYG editor built for the web, earlier this week. Since it’s currently trending on GitHub and it’s a project specifically built for developers, Quill has made its way into the SD Times GitHub project of the week. It was only two years ago when Quill … continue reading

LinkedIn open-sources Android testing suite: Test Butler

In order to help mobile app developers with testing apps for the Android ecosystem at scale, LinkedIn announced that Test Butler, a new suite of tools that run large scale UI testing for Android, is now an open-source project. Today, mobile app developers face a few challenges. As mobile platforms grow, developers need to put … continue reading

LinkedIn open-sources URL-Detector Java library, LokiJS 1.4, and Bulgaria’s new open-source law—SD Times news digest: July 5, 2016

LinkedIn has open-sourced its URL-Detector Java library, which checks URLs for malware and phishing. LinkedIn wants to detect as many malicious links as it can, so it defines a URL to be anything that can resolute into a real site when typed into the address bar of a browser, according to a blog post. In … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft has announced its plans to acquire the professional social network platform LinkedIn. The two companies have already entered into a definitive agreement at US$196 per share, a $26.2 billion transaction. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we can accelerate … continue reading

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