Joachim Tuchel wrote: > >> ... Why on earth does it seem everybody believes that JBOSS or any EJB > >> environment will scale with no limits? After all, it's a bunch of Java > >> classes running in a JVM, just like seaside is a bunch of SMalltalk > >> classes runnung in a Smalltalk-VM.... Andre Schnoor answered Marketing. The right buzz words and false promises within a perfect > opportunity window in history - and there you are. If something is new (I > mean so new that nobody can actually grasp it), hype and buzz sometimes > work like religion: You believe what you want to believe. You find > yourself spreading the word before you actually had a look at it. Suddenly > there are 5 million people chiming in, while only a mere 0,05% of them > really know what they are talking about. The big bang of myths. > > I ran rather large sites with 8 million+ monthly visitors and 7-8 > Terrabytes of bandwith on a single 4 CPU Sun. Others required 16 Suns for > less traffic. It mostly depends on your database model and how frequently > users interact with content that is compiled "live" (not cached). The > basic application scripting doesn't account much to it. > > From the perspective of a classic software engineer (and with an extra > bias towards German "Gruendlichkeit"), web technology in general is a huge > pile of complicated, heterogenous, incredibly expensive and annoying crap. > All that in-band signalling, all those stone age protocols and character > sets, quick & dirty hacks, spaghetti scripting, > what-happens-next-machines ... think about how incredibly *ugly* this > network actually is ;-) > > Seaside looks like a very beautiful and innovative thing. You should give > it a try. > >
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