PHP Scales

03 Jul 2004

There has been a lot of discussion lately about scalability, brought about by Friendster’s move to PHP. Once again, I am amazed at how many people don’t understand what scalability means (even though I’m glad to see fewer and fewer people misspelling it). Scalability means “How well a solution to some problem will work when the size of the problem increases” (from This is interpreted in drastically different ways, and you can find my interpretation in What Is Scalability?. read the article ]