The Twitter Engineering Blog

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

Results from Engineering for: January 2013

Introducing Flight: a web application framework

Last year we rolled out a major reimplementation of the Twitter website. In addition to shifting the rendering of our page content to the server (which achieved significant performance gains), we re-envisioned the entire client-side infrastructure with a clean, robust and easy-to-learn framework which we call Flight.

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Braindump

For various reasons, including performance and cost, Twitter has poured significant engineering effort into breaking down the site backend into smaller JVM based services. As a nice side effect we’ve been able to open source several of the libraries and other useful tools that came out of this effort.

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