Most of the modern web applications these days which have a more dominant read workload, experience significant infrastructure challenges. One of the primary challenges is to improve the user response time. This in turn leads to more user engament, and more revenue via Advertisements. Facebook currently solves this problem using memcached as a building block to build memcache, and scale it to support one of the largest social networking sites in the world.

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If you read one of my old posts, I showed you how to thank your friends when they wished you on your birthday on your facebook wall. Now I will show you how to wish your facebook friends on their birthdays programatically. Before you get started, you need the following setup on your machine: Get the Facebook access token: Head to this link and get the api token. Select publish_actions , publish_stream , read_stream , status_update , friends_birthdays' anduser_about_me` options when obtaining the API token.

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One of the top advantages of Facebook is to wish your friends on their birthday. There were days where your friends used to call you at 12 in the night to just wish on your birthday just by their memory. Gone are those days and you hardly see any such calls these days. Even if you receive it’s after your friend has seen your facebook profile just to realise that its your birthday.

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Pradeep Nayak

World Citizen, Dreamer, Photographer

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San Jose