The magic of HTML 5 and S3
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM by Dave Winer.
  • We just shipped a new product, promoted the hell out of it (with great results, thanks!), the site is getting huge traffic, but our server is as quiet as it was yesterday.
  • Because this web app uses no server resources. ;-)
  • That's the magic of HTML 5 local storage, and static pages on S3.
  • Thanks to the W3C and to Werner Vogels (for persisting in getting the ability to access the root of a domain from an S3 bucket). As a result, we get unlimited scaling with zero investment. Consider this an endorsement for both innovations.
  • Now, that said, in future incarnations, we will have a server component, and scaling will be an issue. But for right now we can bask in the glory. ;-)