[Seaside] HTTP Performance

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at beta9.be
Wed Nov 19 16:54:03 CET 2003

On 19 Nov 2003, at 16:17, Pablo Iaría wrote:

> Very interesting....but I think the evaluation you did seems to be a
> bit unfear, just because seaside is much more than jsp or apache. It
> could be more adecuate to compare seaside with struts or some other
> web application framework to see the "real" deference (and also test
> the developent time/effort).

I stated very clearly in the abstract of my document that I think that 
HTTP server performance is only one of the criteria in choosing a web 
application infrastructure. I noted furthermore that there is indeed a 
difference between frameworks, in that some do more sophisticated 
processing than others. And I added that benchmarking as a whole needs 
to be taken with a grain of salt. So the disclaimers were there.

That doesn't change the fact that you need a certain level of 
performance to be able to serve public sites. And IMHO the test was 
reasonably fair for all. The goal of the dynamic vs. static page was to 
get an idea of the overhead for dynamic pages.

Some more session management on each request is not enough to explain 
the differences, I think.

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