The Facebook Curve

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=695391213515

6 years ago, Facebook was one server in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room running PHP, MySQL and Apache 1.3.

6 years later they have 500 million active users, tens of thousands of servers, and they still use PHP. Sort of.

This growth and infrastructure complexity, along with their engineering-led culture, utterly fascinates me. Where do they go from here? And what effect will the solutions they have to find to cope with this mind-boggling growth have on the web application development world? This tech talk offers a fascinating insight into how they’re approaching problems no-one has had to face before on this scale.