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Why PHP Scales - A Cranky, Snarky Answer

George Schlossnagle - Why PHP Scales - A Cranky, Snarky Answer:

"In every application I've ever worked on application performance was governed by the following factors, in rough order of their importance:

  • stupid use of network resources
  • stupid use of databases
  • stupid algorithm design
  • stupidly ignoring contention issues
  • stupid language inefficiencies

Notice how PHP being naturally slower than Java (something I believe to be true) comes in last? That's a distant last."

Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:23:12 +0000