The Twitter Engineering Blog

Information from Twitter's engineering team about our technology, tools and events.

Results from Engineering for: June 2010

A Perfect Storm.....of Whales

Since Saturday, Twitter has experienced several incidences of poor site performance and a high number of errors due to one of our internal sub-networks being over-capacity. We’re working hard to address the core issues causing these problems—more on that below—but in the interests of the open exchange of information, wanted to pull back the curtain and give you deeper insight into what happened and how we’re working to address this week’s poor site performance.


Announcing Snowflake

A while back we announced on our API developers list that we would change the way we generate unique ID numbers for tweets.