YELLOWPAGES.COM: Behind the Curtain

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks on March 16, 2009


YELLOWPAGES.COM: Behind the Curtain

Summary
This talk explains how YELLOWPAGES.COM, one of the highest-traffic websites in the U.S., was written using Ruby on Rails, how it was scaled to handle the traffic and how the software architecture evolved. Also: the reasons for choosing Ruby on Rails.

Bio
John Straw led the development team which pulled off the YELLOWPAGES.COM Big Rewrite.

About the conference
QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community. QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Java, Scalability, InfoQ, Architecture, QCon, Rails, Performance & Scalability, QCon San Francisco 2008