Wednesday, August 28, 2013

scalability

Saving these for myself to reference tomorrow at work (too lazy to sign into our chat server)
http://highscalability.com/blog/2013/8/26/reddit-lessons-learned-from-mistakes-made-scaling-to-1-billi.html

Work already knows about this one but I've still failed to read it, so I'll put it here to shame myself further into actually reading it.
http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/11/how-did-dropbox-scale-to-175m-users-a-former-engineer-details-the-early-days/


It's so hard to think about scale at the moment; I'm still trying to get some of the hard stuff right for just one thing.
Thinking about it in terms of a billion things is boggling. I know it's coming but I need to get the one case right.
Then figure out how to do it a billion times, and fast.

My scale might be off, I might have to do it for a gajillion things.