28 Sep '13, 12am

Rubyists, A Non-Endangered Species via @InoReader

Rubyists, A Non-Endangered Species via @InoReader

Twitter’s engineers came to realize that Ruby wasn’t the best way to juggle tweets from millions of people across the globe — and make sure the site could stay up during its headline moment with the president of Russia. The best way was a brand new architecture based on Java, a programing tool that has grown more powerful than many expected... Originally, Twitter was one, monolithic application built with Ruby on Rails. But now, it’s divided into about two hundred self-contained services that talk to each other. Each runs atop the JVM, with most written in Scala and some in Java and Clojure. One service handles the Twitter homepage. Another handles the Twitter mobile site. A third handles the application programming interfaces, or APIs, that feed other operations across the net. And so on. The setup helps Twitter deal with traffic spikes. Because the JVM is so efficient, i...

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