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Free PDF Giveaway Takes Down SitePoint

By Matt Mickiewicz

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Free JavaScript Book!

Write powerful, clean and maintainable JavaScript.

RRP $11.95

The SitePoint file server crashed overnight because of a massive influx of traffic due to our FREE download offer of “Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications”. In fact, we were getting over 200 simultaneous download requests when the server crashed!

We’ve now setup a copy of the eBook on Amazon’s S3, ensuring that we can handle many more download requests at the same time.

Grab your free copy of our Ruby on Rails Book today and spread the word!

Matt is the co-founder of SitePoint, 99designs and Flippa. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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