Silicon Valley Code Camp: Scaling Platform with Bebo, Sun, and Yahoo
By marina on Nov 30, 2008
This year's Code Camp attracted somewhere between 700-900 developers, much bigger compared to the last year one. I had a chance to present on both days of the event. The Sun, Yahoo, and Bebo panel focused around discussion on Scaling Platform with Bebo, Sun, and Yahoo on Saturday Nov 8 that has been recorded and posted. The idea behind this panel is to outline some of the key criteria for building scalable and reliable Web 2.0 applications. Steve Cohen, a head of engineering for the Bebo platform, outlined MVC based Java framework enabling the Bebo site. It was pretty exciting to see Java as a key technology powering up one of the top Social Networking site, that has around 40Mln users across the globe. As you can see in the podcast, Steve outlined their core architecture, benefits, and challenges that they're facing with increasing the scalability requirements. On the Sun side, I had a chance to to present some of the key aspects of building, deploying, and scaling a Web 2.0 application. Sun's tools and technologies including NetBeans, Glassfish, AMP Stack on OpenSolaris, MySQL, xVM, OpenSolaris, DTrace, and ZFS are essential componets of the Web 2.0 application development and deployment environment. Tom Huphes-Croucher, a tech evangelist from Yahoo, outlining open developer APIs and providing some insights on Yahoo scalability story. We had great questions from the audience on how to optimally manage, test, and prepare for the large scale.