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API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Spring has sprung! And our weekly API performance report is here. For our new readers, hello! This report is culled from our data and from that info, we give you the movers and shakers in each sector. You can also see on our new slick API Directory! Don’t see your favorite APIs listed? Let […]

API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Once again, U.S. Government APIs are not doing so well. FEMA in the US Government Collection was in the Red Zone with a CASC score of 5.72. This was primarily due to an outage on the 7th of March, which saw the requests to most endpoints timeout. There was also a scattering of failures throughout […]

Weekly API Performance Report: Movers and Shakers

Here are our highlights for the week in APIs. We tell you who’s up, who’s down, and who dropped out completely. Are the APIs you depend on included? If not, let us know and we’ll add them to our collection. And if you still haven’t signed up for a demo, what are you waiting for? […]

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform that was founded in 2002 by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, and Jean-Luc Vaillant. It was launched in May 2003 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. In 2016, LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

Since its inception, LinkedIn has evolved to become one of the largest professional networking platforms in the world, with over 700 million members in more than 200 countries. The platform offers various features, including job postings, company pages, messaging, and professional networking opportunities. LinkedIn has also expanded its offerings to include educational content, such as LinkedIn Learning, and advertising services.

LinkedIn operates a distributed architecture that is built on top of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The platform uses a combination of open source and proprietary technologies to manage its operations, including Apache Kafka for messaging, Apache Hadoop for big data processing, and Apache Samza for stream processing.

LinkedIn provides a range of APIs that enable developers to build applications and services that leverage its data and services. These include:

LinkedIn Marketing Developer Platform API – This API provides access to LinkedIn’s advertising services, allowing developers to build applications that can create and manage campaigns, retrieve analytics data, and more.

LinkedIn Share API – This API enables developers to add LinkedIn sharing buttons to their websites and applications, allowing users to share content with their LinkedIn connections.

LinkedIn Recruiting Platform API – This API provides access to LinkedIn’s recruiting services, allowing developers to build applications that can search for and manage job postings, resumes, and more.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Application Platform API – This API provides access to LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator services, allowing developers to build applications that can manage leads, accounts, and more.

LinkedIn Profile API – This API provides access to LinkedIn’s profile data, allowing developers to retrieve information about users’ professional backgrounds, education, and more.

LinkedIn’s API performance is generally considered to be reliable, with developers reporting fast response times and low latency. The platform has also experienced a few notable instances of downtime over the years, including a 2019 outage that lasted for several hours and impacted users worldwide.

LinkedIn uses various measures to protect its users’ data, including encryption, multi-factor authentication, and continuous monitoring for suspicious activity. The company has experienced a few notable security breaches over the years, including a 2012 incident in which millions of users’ passwords were compromised.

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