Simon Willison’s Weblog

Thursday, 21st May 2009

TwitterAlikeExample—redis. Excellent example of how you design a moderately complex system against a scalable key-value store (in this case redis). Most “how to build Twitter” code examples fail to address the hard problem of scaling user inboxes, but this one tackles it head on. # 11:14 pm

Working with Python and RabbitMQ. Nathan Borror eliminates the boilerplate needed to talk to RabbitMQ (or any other AMQP queue server) from Python. # 11:10 pm

If you review your first site version and don’t feel embarrassment, you spent too much time on it.

Reid Hoffman # 9:56 pm

AWS Import/Export: Ship Us That Disk! Andrew Tanenbaum said “Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway”, and now you can ship your storage device direct to Amazon and have them load the data in to an S3 bucket for you. # 11:22 am

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