Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3

Mikey mikeythek at
Tue Nov 28 13:48:41 EST 2006

Unless you have a caching server in front of RR you are still going to
get blasted by slow connections, hung connections, h4x0rz, search
engine robots, and the weight of your own application.

FastCGI only helps if you have a separate caching http server sitting
between your application server and the 'net, because otherwise RR is
still building all the dynamic content by itself, on the fly, in
response to all of the requests.  How many RR server farms are you
aware of?  Do they integrate tightly and load balance without a lot of

This means you have another layer of overhead that you have to
install, maintain and develop for.

I think this argument is sort of like the current generation of AJAX
programmers who think that Perl/Python/PHP/Ruby is an acceptable and
reasonable long-term implementation plan.  It isn't because the
learning curve is too steep and the deployment tasks too complex.

On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."

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