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How Pinweel Uses Linux to Power Group Photo Sharing

Mar 06, 2012, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rikki Endsley)

"We made the decision really early on to use a lot of open source technologies, Linux, of course, being front and center. We chose to standardize our servers with Ubuntu; all our servers now run on Ubuntu. We've started with very bare installations of Ubuntu and only added the packages each server needed to perform its function(s).

Our Web application and APIs are built using Ruby, Rails, Twitter Bootstrap, and jQuery, are served with Passenger and Apache, and make heavy use of REST. We store our data in MongoDB and utilize Memcached for our caching layers.

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