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Scaling web apps (sets of slides by Flickr architect) (iamcal.com)
14 points by manuel on Feb 21, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



It seems like a lot of this information is pulled directly from Cal's book "Building Scalable Web Sites" (Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Building-Scalable-Web-Sites-Applications/dp/0596102356/). If you are interested in gaining some of the spoken context behind the slides, this is a great read. It was reviewed on slashdot a while back (http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/26/1357210). If your venture is a site that is going to eventually need to scale due to high resource consumption from individual users (whether this be storage, CPU, or database requirements) I suggest you pick up a copy of this book to know how to better address this concern during design rather than in deployment!


Cal Henderson also has a Carson Workshops 'survival kit' available. Its called 'Building Enterprise Web Apps on a Budget' and its available from http://www.carsonworkshops.com/shop/PHP_Henderson.html. I havent purchased it myself but Carson Workshops normaly produce some top notch kits.


And Cal Henderson is a Brit too ;)




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