[portland] Request for comments on my OS Bridge proposal

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 20:49:29 CEST 2009

Looks like a good proposal.

I'm well aware that Apache might be overkill sometimes, plus other
stuff just works out of the box.  I imagine many listeners would be
hungry for this knowledge at different levels, i.e. I expect at least
a few people at OS Bridge to be in that "what's Apache?" category. &&

If you wanna be ambitious, you could design a taxonomy for web servers
based on whether they use multiple processes and threads or whether
they're more asynchronous like Medusa (Zope), Twisted.

In addition to comparing load/speed benchmarks, there's
historical/lineage ways of packaging the material, which includes use
cases, e.g. Twisted comes from mutli-user gaming world (where it is

In terms of performance, passing on form Django in the real world talk
by some people who know their stuff, mod_wsgi by itself is probably
best for high performance, don't need mod_python per se, which is less
predictable in load handling.  Hope I got that right -- just passing
through, this isn't based on my own tinkering.

I've got this upcoming talk for GIS community mentioned in MOTD at
osgarden.appspot.com , before which I hope to have geodjango running
on my laptop, in addition to URLs in the great beyond (outside **).

Thanks to Micah Elliott for the heads up on registering for OS Bridge,
just did that.

Welcome back to Jason, Michel, Michelle... Adam.  I got in last night,
bag still in Cedar Rapids (I had one of those Expedia cheapos aka a
"bag loser" -- got a lecture from Frontier on how bag loss is par for
the course when you do it that way).

PSF member <-- new!

&& http://mail.python.org/pipermail/edu-sig/2008-December/008884.html
(several kinds of Apache)

** http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/3386372968/ (bumper
sticker, not mine)

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