[Seaside] Re: Seaside & Ruby Rails Compared
rh at 4096.sk
Wed Sep 7 16:34:47 CEST 2005
On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Günther Schmidt wrote:
>> Eh, yes - as I said - SqueakMap (which I wrote) uses them. And so does
>> your image when you "load updates from the net" in the package loader -
>> it actually sucks down a gzipped ImageSegment and then loads it into the
>> image to replace the current instance of SMSqueakMap you have.
>> Why do you ask btw? Any bad experience?
> Sort of, persistence is a fundamental problem for any type of programming one
I blame the hardware industry. Sure, it doesn't apply to all projects, but
consider this - why are you using a database? Doesn't matter if object or
relational. Because you don't want to lose your data when the power goes
off. So, why don't we have hardware with flash-like main memory? If the
power goes off, nothing happens. Power goes on and you continue where you
Seriously, if I had a system with few GB of non-volatile ram, I could just
keep everything I need in my image for *years* to come and screw all
persistence frameworks, because (at least in my case) they solve a stupid
problem (electricity) that shouldn't be there in the first place.
More information about the Seaside