Fwd: O'Reilly invites you to Mashed 2008

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Thu Jun 19 12:20:01 BST 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:31:07AM +0100, peter at dragonstaff.com wrote:
>> What do you make of the following?
>> http://www.slideshare.net/bquinn/xtech-2008-bbc-tech-refresh-and-identity-brendan-quinn-and-ben-smith
>> http://phpimpact.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/bbc-new-infrastructure-java-and-php/
> I keep wondering how much more hardware it's going to take to serve pages
> that way,

Presumably fewer since Java is much less resource hungry than Perl.
Choice of PHP seems a bit puzzling to me; curious what the rationale
there was, given their using Java. They're not using a lot of the
"good" bit of Zend either.

> and how long before the system actually goes into production use.

Bloody ages, if Siemens has anything to do with it. Anyone know what
the story is there?

> Second system effect may bite them if they're not careful to avoid temptation.

Yeah; well they've certainly drunk the Agile koolaid...


> Nicholas Clark

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