This isn’t my cup of tea, but we’ll see… I can hear Jim typing away, he might be a better bet.
Slide wasn’t ready for the scale of facebook engagement. they learned
break down your application
- static content
- application logic.
- data storage
offload static content.
- CDNs (Akami, panther)
- storage solutions (S3, facebook coming)
optimize your application logic (again, myspace is self expression, facebook is sharing, so people will move data around at a rapid pace as the ap grows in adoption)
- ajax – we’re used to people go through pages. on facebook ppl go to a page then leave. so it can help the user experience. ajax allows you to have isolated logic you can extend very easily
- caching (memcached is your friend) People get mad if you dumb data, you have to keep it around but you dont’ want too many data call
simplify data storage
- Keep is simple
test your application
- listen to your users
- QA, usability, desirability — go to the forum and someone will tell you how you messed up
- Watch your logs
- create big test accounts
- something that works with ten friends breaks at 100, 800, more… don’t underestimate friend size _design for scoble_
- Measure activity