Would you like to know more?

Since this is Mozilla, it’s easy for us to focus on the client-side half of web development: we are a browser company, after all. But most of us on the web dev team spend most of our time working on the server-side, using tools like Python, PHP, Django, Kohana, Hadoop, MySQL, Memcache, Redis, RabbitMQ, and more.

Are there server-side topics or tools you’d like to know more about? Or learn about how we use various tools, or handle scaling our sites from the server side?

Let us know in the comments, and we’ll try to write about the things we do that are interesting to you.

9 responses

  1. Aqualon wrote on :

    I would be interested in a little overview about the tools you mentioned, i.e. what are they, what are you using them for, perhaps why are you using them, etc.

  2. jgutix wrote on :

    Excellent initiative!!

    I would like to know your experience with Hadoop, post it in “How to” style

  3. Antoine Leclair wrote on :

    I’d like to know where you use some of the technologies listed, and why you chose them. For example, what reasons make you choose Python/Django for some projects and PHP/Kohana for others?

    What is the thing that need the biggest/more complex infrastructure at Mozilla? Does file distribution (e.g. Firefox downloads) use most of your resources or is it only a small piece?

    Where do you need Hadoop? Has it been great to you?

    What do you use to serve you high traffic pages? (e.g. Firefox download page)

  4. ace wrote on :

    Relay an excellent initiative!
    I’d like to know more about what are the tools, what for and why are you using them, how are you using them.

  5. Samat Jain wrote on :

    I appreciated the article on Socorro. I noticed that Firefox had been crashing less, but didn’t know why, nor did I suspect that a sophisticated system like Socorro was being used to keep track of things.

    Are there other behind-the-scenes infrastructure like this that users take for granted?

  6. Fred wrote on :

    Thanks for the excellent ideas so far!

  7. EJ wrote on :

    I would be interested in hearing more about scaling, particularly for dynamic pages.

  8. Luke Morton wrote on :

    I’d like to hear a bit more about your use of Kohana, I’ve only just started using it after you referenced it in this article and it seems pretty damn awesome, but I’ve never heard of it before. Why do you guys use it over Cake and such?

  9. James Socol wrote on :

    Thanks for the ideas so far, everyone. Keep them coming!