Real Life Scaling: A Tale of Two Websites
by Justin Carmony, Director of Development at Deseret Digital Media on Oct 10, 2009
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Scaling is a real issue for many websites. However, many developers try to implement solutions used by the giants of the internet: Google, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc. However, many of these ...
Scaling is a real issue for many websites. However, many developers try to implement solutions used by the giants of the internet: Google, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc. However, many of these techniques are designed for very unique and high demand situations. Implementing these techniques prematurely to smaller websites can lead to overly-complex solutions that can be difficult to manage, and even hinder progress.
See real life examples of from two popular websites: cevo.com and datingdna.com. Learn what challenges and bottlenecks they faced, and the solutions they created to overcome them. Find out what optimizations and implementations returned the greatest ROI for scaling with the project.
CEVO is an online gaming league that hosts thousands of matches for hundreds of video game events. They have contracted with DirectTV, Dell, and other companies to offer branded gaming events. Because the company is run by a staff spread across the USA and Canada, the website runs 100% of their business. Hundreds of gaming servers and player clients communicate with CEVO’s APIs to get real-time information. Learn how they’ve handled the ever increasing load on their servers.
Dating DNA is an online dating community that integrates with today’s popular social networking sites. The site has exploded since it released its iPhone App, which is currently the #1 iPhone Dating App. Learn how Dating DNA has scaled from having daily user sign-ups increase 1000% in a matter of weeks.
This presentation will be given by Justin Carmony, a lead developer for both projects.
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