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Links for 2012-07-14

  • Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox : website-scaling tips and suggestions, “particularly for a resource-constrained, fast-growing environment that can’t always afford to do things “the right way” (i.e., any real-world engineering project”. I really like the “run with fake load” trick; add additional queries/load which you can quickly turn off if the service starts browning out, giving you a few days breathing room to find a real fix before customers start being affected. Neat
    (tags: dropbox scalability webdev load scaling-up)