Web Applications Should Be Compiled: Prepare to be offended. And perhaps amused.
Web applications are very load intensive. And yet for some reason it is a common belief that they should be written in scripting languages which are either interpreted or run through a virtual machine.
So, what’s the solution?
So this is why I’m writing a web framework in C. I chose C because C is the dominant language right now and probably for the distant future. It’s the lingua franca of computing. Nearly every server application worth a damn is written in C. Linux and nearly the entire suite of unix tools we know and love are written in C.
And just to finish on an incendiary note:
The best part is you keep out all the losers who don’t know how to code and instead just pontificate endlessly about the hippest new blog post that totally changed their way of thinking because they have no experience. I predict in the future all the good web engineers will be moving to compiled languages, and all the academic idiots programming social networking applications, ajax widget home pages, and projects to better improve our democracy will be staying behind coding in the latest and greatest slow language, going to circle jerk conferences to hear some scumbag just oozing hubris from every pore tell them to get in shape and learn to fly a kite. Getting rid of these jokers is an even bigger benefit than the performance improvement.