Porn's Lessons on the Plentiful Possibilities of Perl and PHP
Jun 19, 2010, 12:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Hobbs)
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"1. Use Open Source, and Lots of It: Anything that drives costs
down is a win, and open source is the best and most cost-effective
tool you'll find in most cases for infrastructure. Take any given
adult site and use Netcraft to query the site and see what its
hosting infrastructure is. You'll probably find that it's a typical
LAMP stack, and almost certainly not a Windows Server environment.
And when we say LAMP, that means lots and lots of Perl.
"Find any way to reduce licensing costs, re-use components, and
embrace open source for as many commodity components as possible.
This doesn't mean proprietary software is "bad," it just means that
when it comes to providing infrastructure for successful and robust
websites, open source rules the roost. One favorite is the Catalyst
Web Framework, which is easy to use and extend, and runs on pretty
much any operating system and any major Web server. This framework
got a boost when adult site YouPorn went looking to hire developers
familiar with Catalyst and DBIC. Catalyst also handles the more
family-friendly BBC iPlayer site that gets something like 9 million
page views daily. If it can handle that, it can handle your site
just as easily."