A little video, thin on detail of course, but hints at some home truths on building/designing scale-able applications (and i’d go so far to say that they are applicable to ALL applications not just webapps)

Building Scaleable Rails Apps

Of course, I know Ben Rockwood like’s his solaris and F5′s – but that’s not going to surprise many (and I just LOVE f5s)

And here’s a blog entry with the details on /how/ that’s done:-

FBRef and iRules

. . . basically as simple as:-

when HTTP_REQUEST {
	if { [HTTP::uri] contains "/popular_something/list"} {
		HTTP::respond 200 content "<fb:ref handle='[HTTP::uri]'/>"
	} else {
		pool facebook.application_server_pool
	}
}