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Exploring the Software and Techniques Behind Facebook

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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.

Pingdom has published an article: Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site, which takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.

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Source: http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/06/18/the-software-behind-facebook/

2 Comments
  • http://www.innovatics.de Innovatics

    Facebook is impressive by any means, but the api is a nightmare currently. I hope they improve that in the future so we can embed and exchange data more easily.

  • http://www.seospidy.com seospidy

    Facebook is what facebook does # no 1 Social Media Site.

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