Former Dropbox engineer demonstrates the art of scaling up fast

07/31/2013 | Mashable

The explosive growth of Dropbox from 2,000 to 200 million users presented a formidable engineering challenge for the real-time storage and syncing company, Christina Warren writes. Former head of server engineering Rajiv Eranki explains Dropbox's use of Python language, testing fail points, using universal timecode and consistent hardware, among other strategies that allowed the company to scale infrastructure to meet user needs.

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