Software behind Facebook – must read for web developers

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 | Business | 2 Comments

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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