[portland] Request for comments on my OS Bridge proposal

Igal Koshevoy igal at pragmaticraft.com
Mon Mar 30 22:38:53 CEST 2009

I'm glad to see the recently-added Python proposals for the Open Source
Bridge conference, and will be glad to see more.

Michael Schurter wrote:
> Well OS Bridge proposals are just about due, so I decided to finally
> write one.  I'd love your comments and feedbacks on the proposal I
> discuss here:
> http://michael.susens-schurter.com/blog/2009/03/29/crowdsourcing-my-os-bridge-talk-proposal/
Your talk's description is quite thorough and I like the suggested
evaluation metrics. I also like Kirby's suggestion of providing taxonomy
to differentiate the various servers. You might find some more
dimensions to cover listed in the various tables at:

That all said, I find that I can pick the appropriate web server by
seeing how well my needs fit some very simple criteria:

* Apache: Do I need a very easy way to run apps written in PHP, Ruby
(mod_passenger), Python (mod_wsgi), Perl (mod_perl), FastCGI, etc?
* Nginx: Do I need a very fast, super efficient, totally reliable server
for static content or a simple proxy?
* Lighttpd: Why would I choose a server that's inferior in all ways to
Apache and Nginx?
* HAproxy: Do I need a sophisticated but finicky high-availability proxy
* CherryPy: Do I need to run CherryPy apps, e.g., TurboGears 1.x?
* Thin: Do I need to run Ruby apps on a server where I can't install
* Mongrel: Why would I choose a server that's inferior in all ways to
Thin and Passenger?

I'm currently using all the above servers, other than Lighttpd.

> I think I'm also going to submit a proposal on Django because Python
> seems under-represented on the proposals list:
> http://opensourcebridge.org/events/2009/proposals/
I think that intro and advanced Django talks would be well-received and


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