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Caching and Performance: Lessons from Facebook

Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)

Facebook’s incredible growth and speed is fueled by a generous amount of caching. Learn advanced coding techniques and implementation details from Facebook’s lead PHP engineer. The talk will go in-depth into various distributed caching methods using Memcached and APC with details including:

- Facebook cache architecture - Effectively using APC - Distributing Memcached between colocation sites - Example PHP implementations

Lucas Nealan


Lucas is a web developer with over 10 years experience. He has worked with PHP since 2000 and is currently a Lead Engineer at Facebook.com, one of the largest PHP infrastructures in the world. Lucas has been working at Facebook for the last two and a half years on PHP performance and scalability.

OSCON 2008