Getting my TODO list down
zzbbyy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 12:43:57 BST 2008
On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 Sep 2008, at 11:29, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
>> I must be missing something - but it looks for me that you are talking
>> here about scaling the solution up - making it working for huge loads.
>> The problem PHP solved is scaling *down* - that is making it easy to
>> deploy your application and what follows making it also cheap. This
>> means you can start your website on shoestring and only if it is
>> sucessful you'll need to pay for the additional load it generates (but
>> then you'll have the money for that). In short it enables
>> experimentation with all possible web applications. It avoids the
>> up-front costs - just like the Agile techniques in programming.
> But shared hosting is *exactly* the problem of scaling up.
Scaling up can become a problem only after you have a succesful
application. Scaling down solves the problem of *up front* costs.
Concentrating on scaling up is in business like the Big Design Upfront
Waterfall approach in programming. Scaling down let's you experiment
with many business models with low cost - this is like Agile approach
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