Burritos at Scale: A SaaS Story
Software development is fun, but building software that scales to serve a large number of users takes some serious effort.
In this short talk we'll follow a fictitious Software as a Service (SaaS) organization through the launch of their groundbreaking new "Bureddit" social media platform (think Reddit, but only for burrito-related content) and explore how applications must grow and evolve over time as their usage takes off.
We'll cover the different parts of modern web applications, vertical and horizontal scaling of the database and application server, and tease some more advanced concepts for folks wanting to learn more.
By the end of this talk you should have a high-level understanding of modern architectural concepts and how the pieces fit together, what they have to do with cloud computing, and ideas of some things to look into if you wanted to learn more.