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High performance envy/web scale envy

NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Apr 2016
hold?

We see many teams run into trouble because they have chosen complex tools, frameworks or architectures because they "might need to scale". Companies such as Twitter and Netflix need to be able to support extreme loads and so need these architectures, but they also have extremely skilled development teams able to handle the complexity. Most situations do not require these kinds of engineering feats; teams should keep their web scale envy in check in favor of simpler solutions that still get the job done.

Nov 2015
hold?