20 April 2014

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability almost 2 years ago.

It's HighScalability Time:

100 Billion PVs/WeeK : Plenty of Fish; 695k TPS : Node.js & VoltDB; 131ms : Response from EC2 EU

Quotable quotes:

Markus Frind : Scaling is not very fun these days.

Mike Krieger : Scaling is like replacing all components on a car while driving it at 100 mph.

@ jaykreps : We built servers that could handle 100k connections by building servers that could handle 10k connections and waiting a decade.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 years ago.

HighScalability Tested, Mother Approved:

12,233TPS : Twitter @ Super Bowl; 11 Million Slices : Dominos @ Super Bowl; 500K requests per second : S3;

The great mobile money drain . Mobile: high resource costs, low revenue. Mobile traffic on Plenty of Fish is growing at 3% a month , rising to 3 Billion pageviews a month, 40% of signups are mobile, and all traffic will soon be 60-70% mobile. The problem: how do you make money on mobile?

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By chris of Binary Code 3 years ago.

Today it was revealed that dating site Plenty of Fish's databases have been severely compromised. All their data user data has been stolen, probably many times from the sounds of it. It also seems that Plenty of Fish was - let's be generous - naive enough to keep their user's passwords stored in the database in plaintext. That is, unencrypted, readable by anyone with access.

This is a big deal on a number of levels, not the least of which is because people have a tendency …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 4 years ago.

Markus Frind describes increasing his traffic for Plenty Of Fish as a strategy game.

So when I decided to learn about business, I found a toy which works like making money: the World of Warcraft auction house.

This was a fun toy to play with. I used a strategy that I found in an ebook I bought for $ 40. (I don't remember the name of the book, which is why there's no affiliate link.) It showed me a particular, very effective way to buy low and sell high. I used this …

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