Scripting News: The magic of HTML 5 and S3.

We just shipped a new product, promoted the hell out of it (with great results, thanks!), the site is getting huge traffic, but our server is as quiet as it was yesterday.

Because this web app uses no server resources. ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s the magic of HTML 5 local storage, and static pages on S3.

Thanks to the W3C and to Werner Vogels (for persisting in getting the ability to access the root of a domain from an S3 bucket). As a result, we get unlimited scaling with zero investment. Consider this an endorsement for both innovations.

Now, that said, in future incarnations, we will have a server component, and scaling will be an issue. But for right now we can bask in the glory. ๐Ÿ˜‰


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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