In 30 minutes, I'll quickly cover some tools and platforms that are worth considering in your next project no matter what it is. All are ready for large scale, million-user per day deployments. Some you may be familiar with and others you might not have considered and some you might not have heard of. Most will be worth looking up after the the talk finishes.
I've spent the last 9 years building, supporting and improving high traffic websites. Some of the biggest in the world. I've worked as a developer, lead and manager and throughout it is all I've have learned a lot and had a good time.