Speaker: Peter C. Verhage

NU.nl is a well known news website in its homeland, The Netherlands, and is actively expanding into other countries. On an average day NU.nl will serve up 7 million page views; peak traffic days are more than triple that number. In short, it is one of the top 10 Dutch web sites in terms of traffic. Previously, on our corporate blog, Erik Snoeijs discussed the technologies deployed while building out the back-end of NU.nl in is article “NU.nl; the back end”. In this article we want to look at the front end that we architected for NU.nl, and how we designed the system to handle both regular traffic and peaks.

Peter also wrote about this project in this article on techportal.