How the BBC builds websites that scale

This article was originally published in net magazine in 2016.

In 1948, the Olympic Games was broadcast live on television for the first time. Somehow, in post-war austerity with scarce resources and little money, the BBC broke technological boundaries. Live coverage came from two venues in North London, in what was at the time the largest outside broadcast ever made.

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Matthew Clark is a lead technical architect at the BBC. His areas of expertise are architecture, JavaScript, and DevOps.