Neil Pomerleau

Neil Pomerleau

Software Engineer, Comedian, Musician

Instant Messaging at LinkedIn

Very proud of the work done by my team to bring instant messaging to LinkedIn!

We recently introduced Instant Messaging on LinkedIn, complete with typing indicators and read receipts. To make this happen, we needed a way to push data from the server to mobile and web clients over persistent connections instead of the traditional request-response paradigm that most modern applications are built on. In this post, we’ll describe the mechanisms we use to instantly send messages, typing indicators, and read receipts to clients as soon as they arrive.

Read the post on the LinkedIn Engineering blog.

October 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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Hi, I'm Neil! I'm passionate about building delightful products at scale, creating music, and performing in theatre and comedy shows.

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