Scaling Digg and Other Web Applications
Increased web traffic results in increased data and bandwidth use. To maintain a high level of consistent performance, web programmers need to plan ahead and ensure that their web site can scale. The challenge is how to scale cost-effectively.
Joe Stump, lead architect of Digg, an expert in the field of web programming with more than 10 years experience, will cite real-world examples of what works and what doesn’t in terms of scaling web applications. Stump will explore the benefits of caching, parallel and asynchronous data requests, partitioning your database when scaling out your infrastructure.