1999 Harrison 24th Floor
Oakland, California 94612

Topic: "The eBay Architecture - Striking a balance between site stability, feature velocity, performance and cost"

System designers constantly struggle with how to build a feature that fulfills product requirements, while keeping the system fluid and maintainable. As product requirements get more and more complicated, tighter integration with existing data and product features becomes increasingly important to keep the negative impact to the user experience at a minimum. If the page or program loads more slowly, while giving the user the rich experience - have we succeeded or failed?

In this session, eBay's Dan Pritchett and Randy Shoup will delve into the strategies and driving principles that guide eBay's development teams across the world. They will talk about real world examples of how these principles will allow you to design what, until now, has been thought to be impossible - scalable, high performance and agile systems that do not get in the way of the organization's feature velocity. The guiding principles, methodology, and patterns are what have allowed eBay to scale a large development organization across four continents.

Attendees will learn:
This session will cover the key enabling design patterns, methodologies, and best practices that allow us to maximize these factors and produce a highly scalable eCommerce platform that is used by millions of people each day. The following questions will be answered:

* What is eBay's architecture today?
* What made eBay make the decision to go with Java?
* What key lessons has eBay learned from scaling Java?
* Where do we see eBay's architecture going in the future?

Free for Members, $10 for non-members.

Official Website: http://www.ebig.org

Added by FullCalendar on February 19, 2008