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Senior Java Developer Interview New York, NY

How would you scale access to a system like Twitter


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There's probably no real correct answer, though the solutions go from common to esoteric in a pretty normal progression: caching, shared-cache like memcache, optimize usage, prefetch, then get creative. This is more about testing reasoning and how far you'll go to solve a problem.

Interview Candidate on Nov 17, 2010

I was thinking geographically distributed servers.

Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011

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