Testing PHP7

PHP7 is out. This isn’t news. It’s been out since last December, with nine minor revisions since then. What’s new is that it’s serving all of Wayfair’s customer-facing traffic. Performance-wise, PHP7 is the rocket ship people said it would be. We’re nothing but pleased. If you can upgrade, you should do…

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Tungsten in the news

There’s a great interview with our own Matt DeGennaro by Paul Krill of Infoworld that came out a few days ago. The topic is Tungsten.js, our awesome framework that ‘lights up’ the DOM with fast, virtual-DOM-based updates, React-style, and can be integrated with Backbone.js and pretty much whatever other framework…

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Rendering Mustache templates with PHP

For the past couple years, Wayfair’s front-end stack has relied heavily on Mustache templates. They’ve let our growing front-end team focus on the front-end. They allow us to share more code between server and client as we push towards a Tungsten-powered future. Anyone who’s seen a Mustache template knows that…

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Announcing Tungstenjs

Matt DeGennaro and Andrew Rota of our Javascript team recently spoke at the BostonJS meetup on a library we have written called Tungstenjs, which we have opensourced today. It takes the fast-virtual-dom-update idea from React.js and makes it usable with other frameworks, including Backbone.js. It ships with a Backbone adapter….

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Scaling Redis and Memcached at Wayfair

I wrote a post last year on consistent hashing for Redis and Memcached with ketama: http://engineering.wayfair.com/consistent-hashing-with-memcached-or-redis-and-a-patch-to-libketama/. We’ve evolved our system a lot since then, and I gave a talk about the latest developments at Facebook’s excellent Data@Scale Boston conference in November: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLjryfUZPXU. We have some updates to both design and…

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