Scaling from the First Principles

Everyone wants to build applications that scale well. Software architecture is all about trade-offs. Designing for scale often comes at an expense of increased development and operational complexity. Do we really need to design for scale from day one? Will the application ever see the scale that it is designed for? How do you know if it is not an premature optimization?

Not everyone is Google and Facebook. What worked for them may not work for a small startup or even a medium-sized organization.
→ What are the different approaches for scaling?
→ How to decide which approach is best suited for your project?
→ Are there any general guidelines?
→ Can we hear the success and horror stories from the practitioners?

Welcome to “Scaling from the First Principles”, a series of discussions and workshops around scaling. This series is coordinated by Anand Chitipothu. Anand has been building software for close to two decades now. He has built and managed Open Library at the Internet Archive, tried to build a machine learning platform at Rorodata, trained hundreds of engineers through his deep-dive courses ranging from Advanced Python to Kubernetes.

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