As a BookFinder.com user you probably didn’t even notice but last week we just picked up and moved servers. For several years we were running our servers from around BookFinder.com’s birthplace of Berkeley, CA but last week we packed up our bytes and moved our digital home. Now we are happy to announce that we are up and running on the Elastic Compute Cloud, which is a cloud computing platform developed by Amazon. Charlie and Bryan (our dynamic programming duo) are very excited about this change, since not only is cloud computing a cutting edge technology but it should also provide BookFinder.com with a flexibility and scalability that we have never previously had.
So if you are like me the question you are probably asking yourself right now is, “so what does this mean for me?” and the non-technical short answer is “very little.” Our search functions will remain the same, and while we may run a little faster now the look and feel of BookFinder.com will stay the same. The real benefit of this change is behind the scenes here. Kind of selfish I know but, I think we deserve it =).
Hopefully now we can get back to trying to add new bookstores and additional services that will help you book buyers find the books that you need and love!