I have been out of commission on vacation in Colorado.
It was refreshing to not get internet service where I was for most of the time, although I did spend some days working from a train car pictured below.
My commute was then:
- Wake up in a pink trailer at 9k feet
- Get into a bright yellow International Scout II (1970s)
- Drive to a train car in ‘town’
- Get wireless from the B&F grocery shop across the way
You can really start to get internet everywhere now.
I was comparing some notes with a local company that friends of mine work at. The application in question used a typical modern Java stack (WebWork, Spring, Hibernate) and in production has a bunch of machines to enable it to scale up.
The application is a new beta site, and as such doesn’t have a lot of traffic yet (not published highly).
Ironically, one of my current projects has millions of transactions a day, and runs on a lot less iron.
These days, with the right app (one that you can cache nicely) you can get scalable performance without breaking the bank at all.