Bisson: How I'd build a large-scale Web app today versus how I did it 10 years ago
"Ten years ago I was working as a consulting systems architect, building large-scale Web systems that were used by businesses and governments," Simon Bisson writes. "They were complex constructions, but at heart very simple: a set of data sources, some business logic, and a Web front end. There'd be several high powered servers, a chunk of storage, a set of security appliances, and a bunch of high-end networking devices. It was all enough to fill a cabinet in a data center somewhere on the outskirts of a city .... But that was then, and this is now."
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