CHAPTER 6. Web 2.0 Architecture Case Studies
A recent study found that approximately 40% of applications developed by Google are in beta stage. These are not just apps developed recently; some are apps developed years ago. There are concerns that Google might have redefined the term “beta.” You might wonder what exactly is happening and ask, “Why can’t I get away with a prolonged beta status?” In his Web 2.0 Expo video on YouTube, Eric Schmidt of Google mentions “double-secret-beta” status.
You might also have read about Google developing its own database file system (called, what else, BigTable), scaling frameworks ...