Who said dynamic language performance doesn’t count?

From the desk of Alex Payne:

All of us working on Twitter are big Ruby fans, but I think it’s worth being frank that this isn’t one of those relativistic language issues. Ruby is slow.

Yep. Dynamic Language performance sure does count… Read the whole thing.

2 Responses to “Who said dynamic language performance doesn’t count?”


  • /me smiles

    From article:

    If you’re looking to deploy a big web application and you’re language-agnostic, realize that the same operation in Ruby will take less time in Python

  • yes, an enlightening article. Slower than Python, sheesh!
    of course, rapid development of a system can be a key point in making/breaking it. Would they have gotten Twitter off the ground if they had chosen a different framework?

    Does this mean the RonR model is good mainly for prototyping and startup? Then once you’ve proven its
    viable, and/or need to scale you switch gears? What’s the
    next step: Pyhon/TurboGears, PHP/Cake, Java/?, or .Net stacks?

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