A day ago I joined 700+ folks at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco to attend the 2015 Container Summit. Container’s are young, but one thing this event made clear is the forebears have been around quite a while.
A favorite part of the summit was hearing war stories. That is, how containers are called on to get things done in the real world. There were plenty of looks to the past and the future, as well.
When we built the first version of IronWorker, about 3 years ago, it was written in Ruby and the API was built on Rails. It didn’t take long for us to start getting some pretty heavy load and we quickly reached the limits of our Ruby setup. Long story short, we switched to Go. For the long story, keep reading, here’s how things went down. Continue reading “How We Went from 30 Servers to 2: Go”