Anatomy of a Crushing (Pinboard Blog)

Posted on Thu 10 March 2011 in Dispatches • 1 min read

Macieg Ceglowski breaks down what happened during the mass exodus from Delicious and how the Pinboard team dealt with the huge influx of users that resulted from that event. It’s a great analysis of how they coped the traffic increase, and what kinds of measures they needed to take in order to scale to meet the new demand. There’s a nice summary at the end of lessons learned from this, particularly what they did well, and what they should have done differently.

If you’re a developer looking to make any kind of scalable service, it’s worth a read.