Most startups begin with a basic LAMP stack (on PHP or Python) and then add database replication and memcache as they grow. But then what? There's a big gap between these out-of-the-box solutions and what it takes to run something bigger.
Serious server-side engineers will talk about how they were able to get around some of the tricky ins and outs of building a fast, reliable, scalable synchronous Web application. Hear about how not to fail at scalability and about the lessons they learned and the mistakes they made that migh…