The Architecture of Stack Overflow
- 114 Q&A sites
- 4.8 million users
- 8.3 million questions
- 14.6 million answers
In this talk, I will describe:
- The physical architecture of Stack Overflow. How many servers are there? What is their purpose and what are their specs?
- The logical architecture of the software. How do we scale up? What are the main building blocks of our software?
- The tooling system. What supports our extreme optimization philosophy?
- The development team. What are our core values? What footprint do we want to leave as developers?