Tuesday March 8, 2011
How Pinboard handled the traffic burst when Delicious got "sunset'd"
Friday March 4, 2011
A basic guide to using modules and dependencies for large JS projects. Quite similar to the Last.fm approach.
Saturday October 9, 2010
"Yesterday, we experienced a very long downtime." An apology and explanation of significant (11 hours+) downtime. Sounds like they're having problems with MongoDB, unknown load balancing problems and introducing a status page (durrr). Always interesting to see how other sites handle downtime.
Friday May 7, 2010
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Design It, Build It conference in Newcastle, where I...
Thursday February 4, 2010
One of the first sensible write ups of Facebooks HipHop, by someone who's actually been involved. Covers why it's irrelevant for 99% of PHP users, the rare times it might be useful and a whole bunch of internal facebook scaling background too.
Thursday July 2, 2009
Interesting notes on how they handled the massive traffic spike during the "pick your username" launch. Including some dark launching and an interesting set of options to reduce load in other ways if they needed too.