help! advocacy resources needed fast

Wayne Pierce wayne at
Wed Mar 5 02:52:58 CET 2003

Geoff Gerrietts <geoff at> wrote in message news:<mailman.1046819836.25704.python-list at>...
> I didn't think I was going to need to do this, but it looks like I
> might.
> Within the next couple days, the firm I work for is likely to be
> meeting to decide what we're doing in terms of technology change.
> We've been using Python, ILU,  and Zope for a long time as the
> backbone of our business. We're now talking about changing that, but
> we're trying to decide to what.
> The problem is, we're drowning under traffic, and we have very strong
> plans/deals/whatever going into place that will multiply that traffic.
> We need to start building now for that day.
> One of the guys who's been with the organization for a long time wants
> to go to a Java-based approach. The long term viability, he maintains,
> is better, and the short term boost in performance per box in the cage
> is also better.
> I could be persuaded to let Zope go -- it's nice, but it's not really
> a very good fit for our organization. And I welcome the day ILU is no
> longer part of our technology framework. But I quail at the thought of
> losing Python. 
> So I'm hunting for options, and hard facts (preferably with numbers
> attached).
> My current read is that Webware + Twisted, or mod_python + Twisted,
> would be the "fastest" web server platform python supports. Does
> anyone else have better numbers? Solid comparisons of any kind? I've
> got lots of anecdotal evidence I can point at, but very little in the
> way of hard numbers.
> Thanks,
> --G.

If you have to use Java, look into Jython...then you can use the
existing Python code as well as the new Java code.


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