Let it be stated that for the record, I am not a MySpace fan...I do have an account, but it's mostly for entertainment type purposes. Yay, moving onwards.
MySpace is kind of a neat study for web application developers (and .Net developers in particular seeing as the site is written in asp.net)...it's horrifically busy, and it's more transactional than almost any other site of its size (think about your large news sites...95% read-only scenario. MySpace is much more write intensive). I saw this article float by on DotNetKicks earlier and thought it was kind of interesting...a high level history of MySpace along with some of the obstacles they've had to overcome due to their wild growth.
I still think it's pretty cool (no matter how horrible the site actually is) that the world's busiest website runs entirely on Microsoft technologies. I wonder how well it'd perform if they did a complete rewrite using the latest practices/patterns/etc.
Sat, Jan 27 2007 3:40 AM