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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

LinkedIn has the Biggest Rails app in the World

From the LinkedIn Engineering Blog:

LinkedIn loves Rails Bumper Sticker started as a small experiment in August, 2007. Facebook had released their development platform while we were hard at work on our own. We were curious to experiment and discover some of the characteristics of an application platform built on a social network and to see what, if any, learning we could apply to our own efforts. After noticing that professional and business-related applications weren't flourishing in the Facebook ecosystem, a few of our Product folks put their heads together while out for a run; one engineer, one week, and a few Joyent accelerators later, Bumper Sticker was born.

We'd be lying if we said that anyone was prepared for the kind of success Bumper Sticker has had since then - though we should have expected it, given the excellent Product team here at LinkedIn. Here's a quick snapshot of Bumper Sticker statistics at this moment: Read More »

The "biggest Rails app in the world" claim comes from this video.

In addition to having a kick-ass RoR team at LinkedIn, we also do a lot with Java and love our Macs. Why wouldn't you want to work here?

If you find a gig you like, or simply have mad programming skills, contact me and I'll see if I can hook you up. And yes, we are hiring at LinkedIn Denver.

Posted in Java at Jun 24 2008, 01:25:16 PM MDT 5 Comments
Comments:

Matt, just curious for a company running entirely on Macs, what financial software do you use? SAP, Oracle I ask because thats usually the reason given for not getting everyone a Mac that business software will not be able to run properly.

Posted by Stan on June 26, 2008 at 07:24 AM MDT #

Looks like a little Grails love going on over there too.

http://blog.linkedin.com/blog/2008/06/grails-at-linke.html

Posted by 12.41.206.100 on June 30, 2008 at 03:41 PM MDT #

@Stan - I don't know what they're currently using, but I believe there's currently a migration underway to Oracle Financials. As far as Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux, each employee is free to choose their platform and OS. All the developers have chosen Macs.

@12.41.206.100 - Yep. I helped decide that both Rails and Grails are good for LinkedIn.

Posted by Matt Raible on July 06, 2008 at 09:51 PM MDT #

You should think of other Facebook apps like that so we can finally put a nail in the coffin for the vampire activities at FB. :) Incidentally, I also know of a startup that only uses Macs, is into Rails and Grails & Java, too. Best. alain

Posted by friarminor on July 07, 2008 at 10:18 AM MDT #

If only LinkedIn had a Portland office...

Posted by Thomas on July 08, 2008 at 02:04 PM MDT #

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