Arnaud Brousseau, Software Engineer
- Jul 6, 2017
At Yelp, pagelets are a server-side optimization to parallelize the rendering of web pages across multiple web workers (loosely inspired by Facebook’s Big Pipe). We’ve implemented this and have been running it successfully in production for a while now. This blog post is about our journey implementing and rolling out pagelets, including what we’ve learned since the initial rollout. Pagelets at Yelp: an overview Main and pagelet workers Usually a request made to Yelp is fulfilled by a single web worker. This worker is in charge of generating a response (in the form of an HTTP packet, with headers and...