For consumers, Black Friday is a convenient time to get a good deal. For developers, it is a tsunami ready to take down everything in its path.
Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, traffic to online shopping sites spikes three, four, five times over. Websites built to accommodate a certain amount of demand can easily be overwhelmed by a stampede of customers they don’t see at any other time of the year. How, then, is it possible to avoid system breakdowns?
Jonathan Ginzburg, Head of Production at Wix, has one solution: break them down yourself. In this episode, we follow Jonathan, Shahar Zur and Fabio Furiosi as they conduct a multi-continental test of just how far they can push their system in production.
You can also read the full transcript of this episode here: https://www.wix.engineering/post/the-race-for-black-friday-e09-full-transcript