Links for Friday, February 6, 2009

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  • random($foo): Infrastructure for Modern Web Sites – “Friends will have heard me bemoaning this sad state of affairs – that while Rails and Django might make CRUD easier, that the ORMs weren’t suitable for scaling beyond “toy” sizes, and that more importantly, they didn’t seem to address almost any of the pain points of building and maintaining a modern website.
  • Brian “Krow” Aker’s Idle Thoughts: Scaling, Systems Required – “People keep asking me about components that make up large scale systems. Below is a dump of the systems I typically see/build. I am sure people draw pretty pictures, but to me it is more of a check off list.
  • Pinax: A Platform For Rapidly Developing Websites – “Pinax is an open-source collection of integrated, but reusable apps for the Django Web Framework. By integrating numerous reusable Django apps to take care of the things that many sites have in common, it lets you focus on what makes your site different.