Dive deep into traditional web architectures and discover what makes them work. In this video, you'll examine real-world architectures, analyze their weak points, and learn what happens to them after exposure on Digg, the New York Times, or even MSN -- when traffic jumps from 15Mbits/second to over 1Gbit/second within 30 seconds.
You'll enjoy a mix of anecdotes, war stories, good and bad design principles, and more tips and tricks than you could use in a year.
The importance of visualizing data
Web protocols (HTTP/HTTPS) and browser behavior
Firewalls and load balancers
HTTP requests, sizes, pipelining and what that means in packets
Remedial queue theory and why apps just "stop working"
Solid caching techniques for correctness and performance
Scary caching techniques for emergencies
Techniques for service isolation (quality of service protection)
Databases, caching, and their torrid love affair
Service queues, how they work and why they usually don't
"Scalable Internet Architectures" captures one of the popular tutorial sessions presented at OSCON 2010, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention held in Portland, Oregon in July. Other videos of OSCON 2010 sessions include:
Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef
Building a NoSQL Data Cloud
Cooking with jQuery
Django Deployment Workshop
Introduction to Django
Observing and Optimizing your Application with DTrace