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Port80 showcasing Booktopia

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Tomorrow nights Port80 event is featuring a showcase on Booktopia: Pure-play online retail & mobile – brought to you by reInteractive. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Booktopia’s CTO Wayne Baskin and CIO Steve Traurig present on some key factors that have lead to the massive success of their organisation. Head down to the King Street Brewhouse on Wednesday, 11th of September. The bar tab opens at 6pm. Numbers are limited so make sure you RSVP now or you will miss out!

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Booktopia

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I’ve been working with the Anchor team for over seven years and been impressed with their technical ability and understanding of just how important a website is to an online retailer – it isn’t just part of our business, it is our business. Over the years they’ve been able to accurately scale and grow out the infrastructure in a way that has really supported our business.” Steven Traurig – Director, Booktopia

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Still standing: How Booktopia got through ClickFrenzy unscathed

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The brouhaha surrounding ClickFrenzy has come and gone in the last few weeks, but we’re still getting questions about Booktopia and what they did to get through the ordeal without going down. While there were a few high-profile website failures during the ClickFrenzy event, the fact is that a lot of the participating retailers suffered badly under the load, and the organisers and retailers copped a lot of ire. Booktopia was not one of them. Booktopia’s site was designed and coded in-house, with the app written to run on JBoss, backing onto a MySQL database. It runs on a cluster to ensure high availability, but you might be surprised to learn that there’s actually not a huge number of servers involved. When you have an experienced team that’s done this…

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