python scalability

Gerhard Häring gh at
Fri Jul 11 14:48:00 CEST 2008

Tim Mitchell wrote:
> Thanks for all the replies - they have all been helpful.
> On reflection I think our problems are probably design and people related.

I strongly agree. "Scalability" is becoming a buzzword lately, which is 
meaningless unless qualified what exactly is meant.

It's overused wrt technologies, programming languages, tools, etc.

But in other interesting areas people think much less about "scalability".

Will the current software development process work with a team of 5, 10, 
20, 50 team members? Does it "scale" here?

Will the software development process still work with an increased 
turnover rate? Does it "scale"?

Will the way of doing things still work with an increasingly aging codebase?

-- Gerhard

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