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The Open Source Technology Behind Every Tweet #Linuxcon

Aug 31, 2012, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Twitter has become one of the most pervasive forms of real time social media interactions in recent years and it's largely powered by open source technology. That's the message coming that Chris Aniszcyzyk, the open source manager at Twitter, delivered today at the LinuxCon conference.

Twitter's infrastructure runs on open source technology using the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and the Scala programming language. Aniszcyzyk noted that Twitter was first built with the open source Ruby on Rails framework, but ended up moving away from Rails for performance reasons.

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