Posts by Jurriaan Persyn.

Developing Social Games in the Cloud

These are slides from a presentation I gave with Pieter De Schepper at a PHP Benelux meeting last month on the topic of building a social gaming platform, Gatcha – the project I’m currently working on, on top of Amazon Web Services.

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Database Sharding at Netlog, with MySQL and PHP

This article accompanies the slides from a presentation on database sharding. Sharding is a technique used for horizontal scaling of databases we are using at Netlog. If you’re interested in high performance, scalability, MySQL, php, caching, partitioning, Sphinx, federation or Netlog, read on …

This presentation was given at the second day of FOSDEM 2009 in Brussels. FOSDEM is an annual conference on open source software with about 5000 hackers. I was invited by Kris Buytaert and Lenz Grimmer to give a talk in the MySQL Dev Room. The talk was based on an earlier talk I gave at BarcampGent 2.

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Database sharding at Netlog (FOSDEM talk slides)

Here are the slides from yesterday’s presentation about horizontal database scaling through sharding at the mySQL dev room at FOSDEM 2009.

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