Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site

At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Today on twitter I receive this:

New blog post: Headless Cucumbers and Capybaras with Selenium and Hudson.
Since selenium and Hudson are software that interest me more and more, follow the link and the presentation says.
Nowadays software engineers can’t live without their favorite test frameworks. But what a software engineer does not want is having to put a lot of effort in keeping these test run. Neither do teams of software engineers want to spent much time on making their test results visible to the entire team.
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