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Boxcar: A self-balancing distributed services protocol

This talk was held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:00pm

Indeed’s flagship job search product has evolved over the years to meet new challenges. It began as a single, monolithic web application. This grew larger and increasingly complex as we built new features.  To remedy this growing problem, we implemented a service-oriented architecture to improve system availability, scalability, and maintainability. We examined common practices for service-oriented architectures, and we discovered ways to improve on the state of the art. We developed these ideas into a new framework called Boxcar. In this talk, we will discuss the scaling problems we solved, the innovative ideas behind boxcar, and how we built the scalable architecture that we now use throughout our systems.