"You Should Be Urinating Right Now" (A Real-Time Web Server)

As part of our Engineer-to-Engineer series of talks on topics such as Hadoop, Scala, HTML5, Cassandra and Clusto, Redfin invited Ryan Dahl to speak last Wednesday on Node.JS, a web server he created using JavaScript. It was a stupendous talk. Now, I know what you’re thinking. For a core back-end technology like a web server, why use JavaScript, a technology… Read More

Under the Hood at Twitter

Twitter’s Alex Payne visited our San Francisco office yesterday as part of an engineer-to-engineer series of talks on new technologies and best practices for building large-scale consumer web applications. We just posted a recap of Alex’s magnificent talk on our developers’ blog. Alex is an interesting person. He has a tattoo of a Chinese character on… Read More