Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 25th February 2009

What I’ve Learned from Hacker News. I’m always fascinated by online community war stories.

# 11:16 pm / community, hacker-news, paul-graham

The Cost of Accessibility. Drew McLellan comments on the seemingly inevitable march towards JavaScript dependent applications, and argues that JavaScript frameworks such as Cappuccino have a duty to integrate accessibility in to their core.

# 10:31 pm / accessibility, cappuccino, drew-mclellan, javascript

django-springsteen and Distributed Search. Will Larson’s Django search library currently just talks to Yahoo! BOSS, but is designed to be extensible for other external search services. Interestingly, it uses threads to fire off several HTTP requests in parallel from within the Django view.

# 10:28 pm / concurrency, django, djangospringsteen, http, python, search, threads, will-larson, yahooboss

FAPWS3-0.2 (WSGI server based on libev). Another strong contender for Python’s answer to Mongrel—3500 requests/s for static files, 43 for a simple dynamic (Django powered) pages and 4.8 for a heavy SQL query—all benchmarked with 300 concurrent requests.

# 10:21 pm / django, fapws, mongrel, python, webservers, wsgi

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll quote Jamie Zawinski." Now they have two problems.

Mark Pilgrim

# 10:06 pm / funny, jamie-zawinski, mark-pilgrim

2009 » February