Decision at BootstrapCDN about PHP, MaxCDN, Bootstrap, GitHub, OpenSource, BuzzSumo, BootstrapCDN

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The following will be a series of decisions we made that took BootstrapCDN from 0 to over 74 billion requests a month (and growing).

Initially, I didn’t want to do BootstrapCDN. I have attempted a few projects like it before and they always failed to gain any traction. In June of 2012, my boss at the time (and good friend today), David Henzel got a BuzzSumo Alert coming from an #OpenSource project on GitHub called Bootstrap and someone mentioned that MaxCDN was always looking for projects to sponsor. Long story short, David registered the domain and told me to get to work.

The first version of the site was written in PHP. It was quick and dirty but met the scope. We beta tested it for a month then people started to use it after searching for “bootstrap cdn” on Google.

I was still skeptical until, well, that’s for the next decision.

AMA below. 👇

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Justin Dorfman

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