Top 10 Internet Startup Scalability Killers

Strategies taken from The Art of Scalability:

1. Thinking Scalability Is Just About Technology;

2. Overuse of Synchronous Calls;

3. Failure to Weed or Seed Soon Enough;

4. Inappropriate Use of Databases;

5. Cesspools Instead of Swim Lanes;

6. Reliance on Vertical Scale;

7. Failure to Learn from History;

8. Changing Development Methodologies to Fix Problems;

9. Too Little Caching, Too Late;

10. Overreliance on Third Parties to Scale.