Friday, May 16, 2008

FB Engineering blog post on Facebook Chat

Eugene at Facebook posted an interesting article about the technology behind the new Facebook Chat. This new service has large parts written in Erlang and communicates with the rest of the system using the Thrift bindings Amie Street and Facebook have been collaborating on for the last couple of months.

The good news for us: our thrift bindings are pretty much guaranteed to be stable and leak/bug free now that they're used for millions of messages/second over at FB.

If you're interested, check out over at the thrift git repository

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