[Seaside] deployment question

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Fri Apr 5 09:21:49 UTC 2013

On 04 Apr 2013, at 23:52, Dale Henrichs <dhenrich at vmware.com> wrote:

> I am not implying that GLASS is the right solution for everyone it has strengths and drawbacks just like everything else...
> But to declare that GLASS is overkill and DabbleDb is the poster child for simple, image-based persistence? I think that's ignoring reality a bit:)

I never used the word 'simple' to describe the DabbleDB system - those were clever guys. What I actually mean is that by being clever in your specific domain you can solve many performance problems.

I do however oppose the fact that every question about Smalltalk performance is answered by 'use GLASS and all problems will go away magically and there will be no more limits'. Although I have not (yet) used Gemstone myself, I have heard enough about it to make me careful.

99% of the world solves often huge persistence and scaleability problems using different technologies. GLORP/PostgreSQL is surprisingly fast and scaleable, for example.

I am sure one can develop and deploy applications in one and the same, clean, modern, evolving and well maintained Smalltalk, plugging into the tools/stacks that the rest of the world uses.

This is just my opinion: there are lots of possibilities, not one.


Sven Van Caekenberghe
Smalltalk is the Red Pill

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