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Facebook: Moving Fast at Scale
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by Robert Johnson on May 24, 2010 |
01:00:44

Summary
Robert Johnson discusses Facebook’s approach to scalability issues resulting from a large growth of the user base. He talks about: why one needs to prepare for horizontal and not vertical scalability, very short release cycles which are better because they introduce fewer bugs, the need to streamline to deploying process for short release cycles, and making the entire process faster every day.

Bio

Robert Johnson is Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he leads the software development efforts. He was previously at ActiveVideo Networks, leading the distributed systems and set-top software development teams. He received a B.S. In Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech.

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