Thursday, September 13, 2007

RoR and Scalability

I always had a doubt on the scalability of Ruby on Rails (RoR). I happened to meet a few RoR evangelists from ThoughtWorks at JAX India 2007 and I asked them about it. However, the answers I got were not convincing. Now here is an account of a guy who has encountered actual scaling issues on a production site and is quite honest about it as well!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Use of Recursion!

This piece from Stevey's blog was hilarious! - The engineer has formulated a proof that invalidates one of the most fundamental results in Computer Science, specifically that "recursion" and "iteration" are formally equivalent.
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The anonymous author of the paper has found that there is in fact one thing you can do using recursion that you can't do using iteration, namely: "You can use it to weed out stupid fugging interview candidates."