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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hi Scott,

    I just came across this.

    It must be hard for you to be so stuck in some previous universe where what you are talking about makes sense!

    As Jordan said - web scalability is about horizontal scaling. The nature of web applications is so perfectly suited for it. If you do it any other way you are simply an idiot.

    You are completely missing how these applications are scaled. It's not about reinventing the wheel - it's a new kind of wheel where you don't need "fast interconnects" (for example). Save that money and use them on CPU and memory! It's a new kind of wheel where you don't need to replace The Server with a new faster one everytime you run out of capacity.

    Sure there are applications where writing your application to be scaled vertically is so much easier that it's worth the $4M computer. But those applications are getting rarer. As a hunt: Go to the list of super computers and how many of those systems are horizontal now (and they are all for research, weather simulations, etc - all the kind of things Jordan says you might still want One Big Expensive Box for!)

    Anyway, now it's a year later - maybe you've come to your senses now, in which case

    And don't worry about being a typical rude "internet person" trying to insult me. Either you are right in which case I'm happy to be educated or you are wrong and then you are really just making yourself look like a fool. :-)

    If you want to give this new stuff that the rest of us has been doing for more than a decade a second try then there's a new version of my talk up at http://develooper.com/talks/ [develooper.com] (and copied already on scribd etc I believe).

        - ask
    --

    -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();