Recommendations for building high traffic web software

The really great blog highscalability.com contains a post from Ashwanth Fernando on “22 Recommendations for Building Effective High Traffic Web Software“.

He shares insights from his work experience. Some of them seem to be very Oracle biased – but others are really down to earth and worth considering! The blog post is really worth reading. My favorites are:

  • Consider using a distributed caching framework
  • Consider splitting your web application into services
  • Do not use session stickiness
  • Do terminate SSL on the reverse proxy

Why my favorites? Well, some of them turned out to be really bad design decisions within one of our products …

 

 

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