Peter Nixey: Serverless Web Development – Peter describes Eventsites, a web application designed to create mini websites for parties, meetups, and other events. He discusses scalability and comes up with this very interesting insight: “Scaling a traditional application from 10,000 users to a million is an intensive and expensive task. Servers become server-farms and databases spawn masters and slaves.There is an irony in this though since not only does each user bring extra demands, they also bring an extra computer.“
MSNBC: Living Fossil Found in Coral Sea – Despite the scientific importance of the discovery of this half-shrimp, half-lobster once thought to be extinct, all I could think about was how it would taste. It’s a shrimp, no, it’s a lobster!