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Macro Scaling via Microservices


Bitly provides functionality in our API and clients by implementing microservices, a trendy new word that describes a service-oriented architecture built using some common-sense guidelines. We use the Tornado web framework to implement these services, along with a liberal sprinkling of other languages and tools. I will illustrate our system architecture, our patterns and best practices for building a service, and show how to create a scalable application using these techniques.


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