пятница, 20 июля 2012 г.

More beauty in feed!

Couple of links.
https://www.shortcutfoo.com - train your favorite text editor's shortcuts!
https://github.com/jkbr/httpie - like, "human friendly cURL" - able to parse JSON and make nice color output.


Beautiful thing


воскресенье, 8 июля 2012 г.

Sad news, camrades

Russian text is here

Sad news, comrades.
In all holywars about Perl vs Everything some high-loaded Perl projects was already mentioned. One of them was YouPorn - one of largest porn ahem .. adult entertainment websites in the world.
But not anymore.
You can check presentation (PDF / PPTX / GoogleDocs) of their technical lead on Confoo conference -


  • Written in PERL with a very complex architecture
  • First few months dedicated to learning the site, maintain it, and plan the re-write.
  • Re-write started in August 2011 and was originally planned for a delivery in mid-November.
  • Actually launched at the end of January.
So, in the end of 2011 site was completely rewritten on PHP - it's simplier, faster and easier to find staff.
Another architecture is pretty neat and straightforward -  HaProxy + Varnish + Nginx/PHP-FPM/Symfony2 + Redis/MySQL + Syslog-ng for logging, only one strange decision - they are using ActiveMQ for DB/Redis writes managing, but as far as I understand from presentation it's not very good solution for them...