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High performance envy/web scale envy

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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.

History for High performance envy/web scale envy

Apr 2016
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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
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