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How Yahoo! Oscars scaled to billion+ page views in a week

Submitted Jul 4, 2011

Learnings from a yahoo! oscars coverage that scaled to 1.3 billion page views in a week.

Outline

1) Cache at all levels
2) Design every module to be degradable
3) Use lazy loading for rendering web pages quickly
4) Be proactive with spam combat strategies before launch
5) Identifying high traffic sections and create strategies to handle them - Capacity planning, Performance testing ahead of time

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