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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hi, chromatic. I work on Delicious, and I've been with the site since before Yahoo! bought it.

    Delicious was not merely migrated. It was redesigned and rewritten from the database up. Several months of development were spent in design and QA (we were in limited beta since September [delicious.com]). The additional forethought and care were warranted since a lot of people rely on us every day.

    Delicious was originally designed for a relatively small number of people. It has been extended, patched, optimized, sharded

    • Why did you throw away everything, though? You could have fixed the architecture without changing languages.
      • Why did you throw away everything, though? You could have fixed the architecture without changing languages.

        Oh, sure. Everything is just a Simple Matter Of Programming. :)

        PHP on the front end was an administrative requirement. Switching the front end to PHP did not unduly extend our development time. I'm free to tell you this because our founder has already said as much in the surprisingly balanced reddit thread in response to James' article [reddit.com].

        We considered simply bolting a PHP front end onto the original site, but it was not practical. The original user interface was tightly coupled to the site's business