Barry Frost

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Tagged #scalability

Meet the Obama campaign's $250 million fundraising platform

Commentary on how they optimised conversion and reduced page load times. Backed by Jekyll and S3/Akamai hosting.

Scaling Agile at Spotify

Organising a 250-person agile team - tribes, squads, chapters and guilds


Load and performance testing. Pay by duration and number of “users”.

High Scalability - Architecture

The 7 Stages of Scaling Web Apps

Eek. We’re at stage four. Are there really three more to go?

Strategy: Break Up the Memcache Dog Pile

How to refresh stale data without killing your database

The Death of Read Replication

Build objects from data stored in MySQL and push those objects into memcached

HyperDB « WordPress Codex

PHP multi-database library: partitioning, replication and failover

Friends for Sale Architecture - A 300 Million Page View/Month Facebook RoR App

Scale rails from one box to three, four and five

PlentyOfFish Architecture | High Scalability

About This Blog: Memcached

Caching strategy for a blog using Memcached

EC2 on Rails

“Deploy a Ruby on Rails app on EC2 in five minutes”


How serves images using S3

FlexiScale - Utility Computing On-Demand

UK based competitor for Amazon’s EC2 scalable hosting

Revolution On Rails: ActsAsReadonlyable

For forcing read-only in Rails - when using slave databases

caboose Scale rails from one box to three, four and five

Recommendations on how to scale (Rais) apps from tiny to large

iLike Team Blog: Holy cow... 6mm users and growing 300k/day!

How iLike became huuuuuge

Joe Davison » Blog Archive » A Hard Lesson About Planning For Scale

Establish a strong relationship with your merchant company and properly estimate growth. Also an interesting comment about the successful switch from paid to free (with ads)

Scaling Twitter » SlideShare

Some great code snippets are hidden within