Scalable Internet Architectures
By Theo Schlossnagle
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2010
Run time: 3 hours 6 minutes

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.

Topics include:

  • 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
  • Hands-on Cassandra
  • Introduction to Django
  • Observing and Optimizing your Application with DTrace
  • Practical Python Programming: Callbacks
  • The Productive Programmer
  • Test-Driven Database Development
  • The Seductions of Scala
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