Category Archives: Database

The Digg Debacle

Digg has gotten itself into an awkward place with it’s latest redesign, Digg v4. The users are mad, the content has taken a turn for the worse, and now they’ve decided to¬†fire their VP of Engineering over the whole debacle. … Continue reading

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Facebook Seattle Office Party: coding required for admission

I came across an blog post today announcing an office party (read: recruiting event) at the new Facebook office in Seattle. To get an invite to the party you have to solve a puzzle (which gives you a URL) then … Continue reading

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NoSQL: Scaling beyond traditional relational database systems

The latest trend for highly trafficked websites is to move away from MySQL in favor of distributed storage systems most commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. Google been in the NoSQL camp for quite a while with Bigtable. Digg recently … Continue reading

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