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Submission + - Twitter Survives Election after Ruby-to-Java Move

mc10 writes: As the results of the 2012 US Presidential election were being announced Tuesday night, Twitter experienced record traffic to its website, but the service never faltered despite the increased load – something Twitter engineers credit to the company's move from Ruby to Java for its backend software. Unlike in the past, Twitter did not experience service outages, even as the website generated 874,560 posts in a single minute at its peak in traffic.
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Twitter Survives Election after Ruby-to-Java Move

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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.