Changelog Interviews – Episode #34

Mongrel2 and high performance web sites

with Zed Shaw


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Wynn caught up with Zed Shaw’s non-rockstar alter ego to talk about Mongrel2, high performance web sites, guitar, and software community ponzi schemes.


Notes & Links

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  • Mongrel2 - an application, language, and network architecture agnostic web server that focuses on web applications using modern browser technologies.
  • Original mongrel
  • _why an anonymous and prolific writer, cartoonist, musician, artist, and computer programmer notable for his work with Ruby
  • Unicorn - Eric Wong’s mostly pure-Ruby HTTP backend
  • Thin A fast and very simple Ruby web server
  • 0MQ Fastest. Messaging. Ever.
  • Node.js Evented I/O for V8 JavaScript.
  • Nginix is a HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server written by Igor Sysoev
  • HAProxy The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer
  • Twisted an event-driven networking engine written in Python
  • libevent Asynchronous event notification library
  • EventMachine fast, simple event-processing library for Ruby programs
  • Websockets - technology providing for bi-directional, full-duplex communications channel, featured in Episode 0.3.1
  • SPDY - An experimental protocol for a faster web
  • Fretwar The guitar competition and social time waster.
  • LayerTennis from Coudal
  • MP3 streaming demo in Mongrel2
  • Librelist a free as in freedom mailing list site for open source projects.
  • Dethklok, Pantera, Slayer, Metallica
  • Wynn asks if Rails is still a ghetto
  • Joyent
  • an open-source, extensible, theme-able instant messaging framework.
  • Qt Cross platform UI framework
  • Awesome window manager is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X
  • Vimperator Vimperator is a Firefox browser extension with strong inspiration from the Vim text editor, with a mind towards faster and more efficient browsing.
  • Screen screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
  • Reaper is a digital audio workstation: a complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment.


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