Why is node.js faster than LC server?

jonathandlynch at gmail.com jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 06:29:59 EST 2017

To make this happen, it seems like we would need an external that multithreads database queries and sends the query results back to LC as a new message. It would have to bring in a new ID for each request and return that ID with the result.

Can the ODBC external do that?

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> On Dec 4, 2017, at 2:06 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> jonathandlynch wrote:
> > Hi Richard and Andre - thanks for your replies. I was the one who
> > mentioned millions of users at the same time, not out of drunkenness
> > but because I wanted to understand the upper limits of these systems.
> Scaling is a fascinating problem.  I found the C10k problem a good starting point (in recent years supplanted with C10m):
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C10k_problem>
> > I also found a thread discussing this idea from a few years ago that
> > Richard was part of. It was very informative.
> I usually just quote Pierre or Andre, but once in a while my OCD habits with benchmarking add something useful. :)
> > I think an all-LC very fast server would be a great thing, but it
> > sounds like just using node would be more realistic. I might fiddle
> > a bit with this idea, just to satisfy my curiosity.
> Node.js is good where Node.js is needed.  In some cases NginX is good. In other cases Lighttpd is fine.  And in many cases Apache is fine, even with simple CGI.
> Most of us never need to think about C10m, or even C10k.  If we do, that's a wonderfully fortunate problem to have.  Just having that problem makes it much easier to get funding to solve it with specialists.  Let the t-shirts sort it out while the suits focus on strategy.
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