Thursday, May 15, 2008

FaceBook Chat uses Erlang

Facebook is one of the fastest growing community in the world. So much so that they can report their numbers in terms of percentages of population. They announced Chat for FaceBook about a month ago, and now Eugene Letuchy, a FaceBook engineer posted this very informative post about the technologies used and how they released the service. Their real challenge was how do you go from zero to 70 million clients with a flick of a switch?