[Tutor] Python fast enough for ad server?
zebra05 at gmail.com
Fri May 11 13:36:50 CEST 2007
I stumbled upon a tool called Psyco (http://psyco.sourceforge.net/) sounds
like what i need.
On 5/10/07, OkaMthembo <zebra05 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all your contributions. i think i will do it all in Python, it
> seems to me that the advantages far outweigh any negatives.
> Maybe once its a working project, we can then benchmark the code and see
> what gives.
> Thanks again,
> On 5/9/07, Eric Walstad <eric at ericwalstad.com> wrote:
> > Hey OkaMthenbo,
> > OkaMthembo wrote:
> > > Hi guys,
> > >
> > > I need to write an ad-serving application and i'm using Win XP as my
> > dev
> > > platform. Naturally, i want it to be as painless as possible and i was
> > > thinking of writing it 100% in Python. However, i have not written any
> > > big apps in the language and i wonder if Python would have the
> > > performance or scale fast enough to a large user base.
> > Most certainly for some definitions of 'large' :)
> > Most web apps these days are not written in a single language/technology
> > and are often not running on a single piece of hardware. If you search
> > the archives of your favorite Python web application framework I'm
> > pretty sure you'll find a discussion on how to scale your app to handle
> > a 'large' user base. At the risk of oversimplification, but in hopes of
> > avoiding premature optimization, I'd focus first on achieving working
> > code, then benchmark it, then optimize if optimization is still needed.
> > Many others have achieved high volume Python web apps using a mix of all
> > the wonderful open source tools available. If your content doesn't
> > change quickly and the ratio of GETs/POSTs is high, a caching server in
> > front of your python app might be just the trick (memcached, squid,etc).
> > But don't waste your time if you don't need to. Define 'too slow' and
> > then prove to yourself that your app passes that threshold. If so, then
> > figure out why it's slow and optimize the slow parts.
> > Good luck,
> > Eric.
> "The Stupidry Foundry"
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