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By rick
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Published: Jun 24 2008 / 09:36

This is the first post in a series on scalability using Ruby on Rails including an examination of the steps we took – some successful, some not so much – to scale Bumper Sticker to be one of the top four applications on Facebook.
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From http://iccode.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/rails-cant-scale-alone/

They scaled Bumpersticker by not using disks, making the dynamic content as static as possible, and pushing the content close to the client with F5. This kind of architecture is how scaling web applications has been done since long before Rails came to be. You can do it in PHP, Java etc. etc. Linkedin realized the only way to scale Rails was to use it as little as possible to serve their requests.

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