throw more hardware at it? how about you not butt into my business and how i save costs eh..
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Per Jessen <p...@computer.org> wrote: > Tommy Pham wrote: > >> The company started small. As their business grows because they have >> products & services that do not exist in the marketplace, their >> hardware are already growing along side with it, (load balancers, >> clusters). So then your solution is buy bigger/more boxes? What if >> the their server room is filled and already using recent hardware. > > Same answer - buy a bigger box (i.e. serverroom). I would certainly > also start a redesign from the ground up, but to solve the immediate > problem, get more hardware. > >> Their current business needs doesn't need to move to a bigger >> building. What then? Hire data center's services? What if they want >> to protect their proprietary break through products and services? > > Rent space and maybe hardware. That's what most businesses do. > >> What about unnecessary additional total cost of ownership (licenses, >> power consumption, etc...) for more/bigger boxes, even if they have >> available space, that could be avoided by just implementing threads? > > If you believe threading is such a silver bullet, I really think you > need to reconsider. This business has already invested in more > hardware to satisfy demand, so the application has some scalability - > presumably achieved by running multiple processes. Threads have some > advantages over processes, but when your design doesn't take that into > account anyway, why do you need threads? > > [snip] >> In summary, you're saying that PHP can not grow/evolve with >> business right? > > Certainly not. PHP is just a language, like most other programming > languages, it doesn't grow nor does it evolve a lot. (the OOP paradigm > is an example of where PHP evolved). > I'm saying that a back-of-a-fag-packet design won't grow nor evolve very > well, and its inevitable shortcomings will not be solved by bolting > on "threading". > >> If the company started small and want to use available open source >> solutions, then grow quickly because of their unique and quality >> products and services, and become enterprise level with-in a few >> years, what then? Slow down business growth just so that IT can >> migrate everything to another language? Of all the enterprise >> applications I've seen, they used threads. > > Tommy, that's not about the language, that's a design issue. Run PHP in > multiple processes, and you've got the parallelism you seem to seek. > > /Per > > -- > Per Jessen, Zürich (6.8°C) > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php