Software behind Facebook – must read for web developers

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 | Business | by

Saw this link on reddit today, Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site:

At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.

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2 Comments to Software behind Facebook – must read for web developers

Did you notice one thing, facebook is the simple and the best social networking site I have ever seen.

Free iPhone 4
June 25, 2010

I’ve just read that article and the statistics are staggering. 1.2 million photos per second are served which blows my mind.

Interesting about all the open source software they’ve produced. I wonder whether hiphop could convert my php into C++ for use in iPhone apps?

Thanks for the link

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