Announcing Tungstenjs

Matt DeGennaro and Andrew Rota of our Javascript team recently spoke at the BostonJS meetup on a library we have written called Tungstenjs, which we have opensourced today. It takes the fast-virtual-dom-update idea from React.js and makes it usable with other frameworks, including Backbone.js. It ships with a Backbone adapter….

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Scaling Redis and Memcached at Wayfair

I wrote a post last year on consistent hashing for Redis and Memcached with ketama: http://engineering.wayfair.com/consistent-hashing-with-memcached-or-redis-and-a-patch-to-libketama/. We’ve evolved our system a lot since then, and I gave a talk about the latest developments at Facebook’s excellent [email protected] Boston conference in November: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLjryfUZPXU. We have some updates to both design and…

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Front end talks

Andrew Rota and Matt DeGennaro of Wayfair Engineering are giving a talk on a Javascript framework we have written at Wayfair called ‘Tungsten,’ which shares goals and ideas with React.js but interoperates with Backbone, which we use heavily. It’s at the BostonJS meetup tonight at Bocoup, with a $5 cover:…

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noc

Here’s our Frontline team at work, in our spiffy network operations center: [caption id="attachment_2043" align="alignleft" width="584"] Wayfair network operations center[/caption]     Selling home goods on the internet isn’t rocket science, but if you actually wanted to send a couch to the moon, you’d want to plan for and monitor…

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