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Browsing the 2009 August archive

I am in the process of evaluating which option to choose for a new production deployment of a Sinatra application. Pros and Cons of the implementations: JRuby Stack: Pros: • Fast for serial execution once warmed up. • Multi-threaded, easy to scale with spiked traffic / shared resources. Cons: • Slow warm up time, app […]

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One of our articles on fabulously40 went viral on the tagged.com which is one of the largest social networks in the alexa top 100. The viral aspect was quite apparent when the bandwidth sky rocketed to 30Mb/sec of sustained traffic. We were pushing over 60gigs of image data per day! We broke our bandwidth quota […]

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I have finally nailed out all our issues surrounding Varnish on Solaris, thanks to the help of sky from #varnish. Apparently Varnish uses a wrapper around connect() to drop stale connections to avoid thread pileups if the back-end ever dies. Setting connect_timeout to 0 will force Varnish to use connect() directly. This should eliminate all […]