About The next post in queue is... Caching (Redis) 197 11 Hi, I'm Nick Craver - a Developer and SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) at Stack Overflow. 8 1 This is an experiment in openness. You vote on topics you're most curious about and I'll go down in order for the blog posts. 5 If there's a topic you want and don't see, ping me at @Nick_Craver on twitter and I'll add it. Or, just comment on this card. 3 26 Topics Duplicate Answers 37 3 Badge Processing 31 1 Bug Testing 47 3 Ticket Management (Meta) 20 1 User Idea Implementation 19 1 Security Testing 94 5 DNS 27 1 Load Balancing (HAProxy) 174 6 Disaster Recovery 55 1 Backups 44 3 Profiling 57 Memory Analysis 49 2 Scheduled Jobs 60 1 Databases 86 11 Network (20Gbps, redundancy, etc.) 43 1 Redundancy 26 Search (Elastic) 134 7 More Topics The problems Jon Skeet creates 179 2 When shit hits the fan 114 3 Client Timings 14 Dev (Server) Environment 69 Tag Engine 49 4 Stack Overflow: an update on the long road to SSL 36 Developer Machines/Environment 86 4 VMs vs. Physical 75 Remote Work 92 OSS Libraries 19 Opserver 39 1 1 Dapper 49 4 MiniProfiler 23 1 1 Bosun 20 Dogfooding our libraries before NuGet 10 TeamCity 38 3 Gitlab 47 4 LESS for hundreds of sites 13 1 Multitenancy 49 SQL Server Clusters 33 Even More Topics Mistakes 134 1 The Denver data center build 7 Disasters 66 Internal Service APIs 29 1 Data Explorer 6 Picking the "best" technology for the job, for our situation. 33 "DevOps" 66 The top bar across all sites (network-wide aggregated data) 7 Why do we have an RDP server with 192GB of RAM, 2TB of SSD, and 32 cores? 77 3 Websockets 124 2 Making a decision now vs. making the perfect decision. 40 Hardware - how do we choose and spec servers? 18 1 Failovers: how do we switch between ISPs, database servers, load balancers, and data centers? 28 Exception Logging 88 3 The downsides of efficiency 21 2 And some more StackOverflow.sln (Visual Studio) 216 7 On-Prem vs AWS, Azure, etc. - Why the cloud isn't for us. 162 3 The code: what do you want to know? (add comments!) 48 26 Why do we run with 90-90% server headroom? 27 1 Why do we run a mixed stack? 35 2 Licensing: the ups and downs 35 1 Things we had to do that 99.99% of people should not worry about. 64 1 /jobs on Stack Overflow - how we made 2 apps work together in about a month. 12 Technologies we evaluated or used, how we broke them, and what we use now. 78 Localization (Moonspeak/Translations) 102 1 Power 1 1 Why we don't use www. domains 53 1 Database Migrations 24 2 Trying other platforms (Node.js) and returning to .Net 76 Topics: lessons/skills I learned on the way Learning to zoom 22 Time is your by far most valuable and constrained resource 35 1 Taking the time to debug, even if it's not your code 24 Caring less 31 1 Premature optimization isn't the same as not designing yourself into a corner. 47 1 Why we're open 53 3 Done Monitoring 201 8 Deployment 149 9 Continuous Integration 116 7 Hardware overview - this was just too big to include in architecture so I'll do a brief follow-up post. 2 Architecture overview - the high level to get a picture of it all for all of the specific posts. 19 4 This board and the upcoming posts 1