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Monthly Archives: July 2009

I only believe what I see: 50% less traffic

The introduction of OpenSocial applications increased the challenge – the applications are hosted on different machines (with their own performance issues), and we integrated them via iFrames, on the front page, on the profile page and in what we call the canvas view. So, at the moment, you might have several iFrames on your start   Continue Reading…


Migrating our search from Ferret to SOLR

Search is a big issue here at XING. Each day, we are processing numerous search queries, spread across events, jobs, company profiles and user search. For such a high search volume, you need rock solid technology that you can trust. For the last two and a half years, this technology has been Ferret. Why we chose   Continue Reading…