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9 Best Articles on Scalability

A reading list of the best and most useful articles on scalability from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Scalability Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on scalability by Refind users in 2022.

  1. The Limits to Blockchain Scalability
  2. A Beginner's Guide to Scaling to 11 Million+ Users on Amazon's AWS
  3. Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play?
  4. How to maintain engineering velocity as you scale
  5. The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 Billion

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Scalability, including:

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highscalability

http://amazon.com/dp/B0765C4SNR - Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 http://basiscalculator.com http://highscalability.com

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Y Combinator

We support founders throughout the life of their company, at every stage of growth. Make something people want.

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vitalik.eth

Ethereum Fable of the Dragon Tyrant (not mine but it's important): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYNADOHhVY Abolish daylight savings time and leap seconds

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HackerNoon | Learn Any Technology

how hackers start their afternoons. where 25k+ tech pros publish stories & expertise for 4M+ monthly readers. have a dope story? 👉http://publish.hackernoon.com

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