August 18, 2007

Links on scalability, performance and problems






























































8/19/2007Big Bad Postgres SQL
8/19/2007Scalable internet architectures
8/19/2007Production troubleshooting (not related to scalability)
8/19/2007Clustered Logging with mod_log_spread
8/19/2007Understanding and Building HA/LB clusters
8/12/2007Multi-Master Mysql Replication
8/12/2007Large-Scale Methodologies for the World Wide Web
8/12/2007Scaling gracefully
8/12/2007Implementing Tag cloud - The nasty way
8/12/2007Normalized Data is for sissies
8/12/2007APC at facebook
8/6/2007Plenty Of fish interview with its CEO
8/6/2007PHP scalability myth
8/6/2007High performance PHP
8/6/2007Digg: PHP's scalability and Performance td>

Builtwith.com : Find out what a website's frontend is built with

This is a very interesting website which allows you to understand the technology behind the websites you visit. Here is more from its about page
BuiltWith is a web site profiler tool. Upon looking up a page, BuiltWith returns all the technologies it can find on the page. BuiltWith’s goal is to help developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies pages are using which may help them to decide what technologies to implement themselves.

BuiltWith technology tracking includes widgets (snap preview), analytics (Google, Nielsen), frameworks (.NET, Java), publishing (WordPress, Blogger), advertising (DoubleClick, AdSense), CDNs (Amazon S3, Limelight), standards (XHTML,RSS), hosting software (Apache, IIS, CentOS, Debian) .

Getting ready for Social Network portability


  • Brad Fitzpatrick and David Recordon, kicked off another round of discussions on aggregating, decentralizing and Social network portability in a post called "Thoughts on the Social Graph". The post is long, but he summarized the problem statement into a few lines..


Users and developers alike are going crazy. There's too many social networks out there to keep track of. Developers want to make more, and users want to join more, but it's all too much work to re-enter your friends and data. We need to lower the amount of pain for both users and developers and let a thousand new social applications bloom.

I've mentioned this problem in the past as well and feel like this is long overdue. Sites like Plaxo and Facebook have taken a step in the right direction, but its not the solution. As I see it the real solution should be something similar to the XMPP standard which opened up the chat protocol to allow decentralized chat networks work with each other.

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