AOL.com architecture description – software stack & processes

Today, twitter (thank you) delivered to me one of the latest articles from HighScalability.com – an article on AOL.com’s architecture.

It’s really great reading and seeing that not only latest and greatest technologies have to be used to create a really good and stable software stack with well-thought-through processes and a great culture expressing proud and self-identification with the architecture.

Notably, AOL.com works with a distributed team of ~25 people on the 5th re-incarnation of the overall architecture. They re-implemented the whole architecture 5 times already! The latest instance is around 6 years old.

Read it – enjoy it! It unveils also some great insights on delivery and management of the software stack.

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