It’s great when your app starts to get more users. That means your product is a success and people like it. Sometimes this rush of users leaves companies struggling to keep their applications up because they weren’t built to handle this kind of usage. Scale wasn’t a consideration when the app was initially built. This happens all the time and API developers need to know how to manage scaling up an application.
Whether you’re starting with a monolith or cloud-based applications, there are 3 major techniques you need to know how to use to scale an API. These 3 techniques will be able to take your app from handling a few thousand users to millions. By the time you leave this talk, you will be know everything you need to scale any API and you’ll have the 3 core techniques to make it happen.