[Seaside] Benchmark results for Aida/Web

Vincent Girard-Reydet vincent.girard-reydet at f4-group.com
Thu Jan 18 11:11:24 UTC 2007

Ramon, Lukas,

Thanks for these clarifications. My skills in web development are not 
very high, and undoubtfully I came with the wrong question.

However, don't you think it would be great having a sort of comparison 
between the different solutions we have on Smalltalk to create web 
applications ? For example, from what I can see (but I may be wrong) 
Seaside is a great choice for web applications with a quite strict flow, 
similar to GUI applications. But is it the good choice too when you come 
to creating applications with many, many paths? If not, and you want to 
use Seaside, how should you re-think your application to fully exploit 
Seaside ?

I guess this is the type of questions you think I should have asked from 
the beginning. Perhaps it could be great we start creating a sort of 
guidelines on using Seaside efficiently, and the type of architecture an 
web application requires to use Seaside efficiently.

I totally agree with you on the fact that Seaside greatly improves 
development cost - and maintenance cost too, because Seaside's code is 
soooo much clearer as PHP.... However I have to fight with people who 
want numbers, and are quite difficult to convince without raw benchmarks 
results. From the beginning, my point is to find how, with my 1.000.000 
users application (OK for the 10.000 sessions) with many many paths, to 
build an efficient solution with Seaside.
We had problems reaching good performances with our prototype - however 
I did not know the load balancing tops you provided already. I think if 
we want to see massive applications developped with Seaside - and I'm 
convinced it is possible, we definitely need to gather the best 
practices, as we've begun in this thread.


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