Case Studies Category


How a Realtime SMS Questions Service Scaled To Super Bowl Traffic with Rails

When the UK-based Rails team at kgb was given ten weeks to scale their SMS question-answering "microwork" service for a Super Bowl ad, they didn't have much headroom left for more traditional Web scaling approaches. In this article, KGB developer J.…


How a 1-Engineer Rails Site Scaled to 10 Million Requests Per Day

Ravelry is an online knitting and crochet community run by husband and wife team Casey and Jessica Forbes. A few weeks ago they did an interview with Tim Bray where they revealed that their site has over 400,000 registered users and does…