- Top 10 SOA pitfalls.
- The TLS Report, a recently started website, is keeping track of how major sites have implemented TLS (Transport Layer Security, formerly SSL). Check the first surprising results of the best and worst here.
- Presentation from Jason Sobel, the manager of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, on how Facebook implements the storage of about 6.5B images (profile pics, regular photos) in 4 or 5 sizes, totalling about 30B files, 540TB and serving 475K images per second! Their servers (10K Apache webservers, PHP, Memcached, 1800 MySQL servers) can't handle that so they use CDNs.
Here's a page from the presentation that shows the "read" setup:
- Adobe announced that they've created a special Flash player that runs on the server which allows search engines to better index Flash and Flex applications: Rich Media Search. The search engines are now supposed to "see" the Flash application just as the user does. Well, that's one reason less to not use Flash ;-) Google is also improving its Flash indexing by using this new searchable SWF library.