To understand why the site crashed so badly, so quickly, we must take a brief look back at the three years leading up to that point.
It’s rare to see such a greenfield project these days, for a number of good reasons. For starters, there’s no such thing as a website project. Every one is really an enterprise integration project with an HTML interface. Most projects have at least some kind of back end with which they must integrate.
Every website project is really an enterprise integration project.
When the back end is being developed along with the front end, you might think the result would be a cleaner, better, tighter integration. It’s possible that could happen, but it doesn’t come automatically; it depends on Conway’s ...