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New They did, but not the port you are thinking of
The first prototype was in Perl. They rewrote that in C++ a long time ago. Then after the site outages a few years ago they rewrote for scalability, and part of that rewrite was porting it to Java. (My personal opinion is that changes in the database architecture deserve more credit for the improvements in scaleability than the switch in languages.)

It currently is written in Java and runs on Windows.

Cheers,
Ben
I have come to believe that idealism without discipline is a quick road to disaster, while discipline without idealism is pointless. -- Aaron Ward (my brother)
New Long road
Interesting. I don't often hear "runs on windows" and "rewrote for scalability" in the same breath.



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New They throw Hardware at it.
Scalability means being able to spread the work out. Seems to me I recall they announced a "deal" with Microsoft and SUN. 2 processor 4GB of memory machines in blade form, can be as great as 144 Servers per 42U cabinet.

Add a cabinet of Windows servers... you get redundancy *AND* better performance. But at a cost that really sucks.
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Yeah, but 10s of Trillions of US Dollars?
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New Sun would be for the databases
I have come to believe that idealism without discipline is a quick road to disaster, while discipline without idealism is pointless. -- Aaron Ward (my brother)
New I agree with all of that but...
given that they are in the top 10 sites by traffic volume, their claim to scaleability is pretty good.

Now I personally believe that with a different platform they would be able to achieve significant savings, but their profit margins are good enough that it isn't an issue.

Cheers,
Ben
I have come to believe that idealism without discipline is a quick road to disaster, while discipline without idealism is pointless. -- Aaron Ward (my brother)
     Java begins its decline - (tuberculosis) - (15)
         Correction. eBay uses Java. -NT - (ben_tilly) - (6)
             Hmm, I thought it was .asp - (tuberculosis) - (5)
                 They did, but not the port you are thinking of - (ben_tilly) - (4)
                     Long road - (tuberculosis) - (3)
                         They throw Hardware at it. - (folkert) - (1)
                             Sun would be for the databases -NT - (ben_tilly)
                         I agree with all of that but... - (ben_tilly)
         So what do you think back-ends will be written in? -NT - (warmachine) - (7)
             SmallTALK. Duh. -NT - (pwhysall)
             Trend puts the lie - (tuberculosis)
             Trend puts the lie - (tuberculosis) - (4)
                 Hey, we heard you the first time! -NT - (jb4) - (3)
                     QWEST DSL - where you're never sure if you've sent - (tuberculosis) - (2)
                         I open another browser tab to check on such occasions... -NT - (Another Scott)
                         Yeah, I need to fix that. -NT - (admin)

Ooh, Peter found the asterisk, color me chastised.
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