Scaling is hard. Scaling is daunting. Scaling is chaos. If you agree with these statements you may want to take a gander at Building Scalable Web Sites by Cal Henderson. Or at least read my witty review.
Yesterday I watched the Google TechTalk on Scaling YouTube. It was a decent talk, and I jotted down some notes while listening to it. This article is my compiled notes, because the ideas were occasionally good, but probably did not deserve a 52 minute powerpoint demonstration (filled with jokes where the speaker intentionally pauses... but then quickly aborts the pause when the expected laughter fails to materialize from the abyss).
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