"Enterprise-class" (was RE: Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!)

Josh Coates jcoates at archive.org
Thu Aug 11 12:14:02 MDT 2005

>What is the exact definition of "Enterprise-class"?

it means:

"costs lots more than it should"
"has lots of check boxes on the feature list"
"may require a consultant to implement it"
"is sold by a sales rep that gets commission"
"insecure IT decision makers will feel better about their purchase"

enterprise class doesn't mean anything.  there is no standard definition -
it's a made up marketing term.

it means whatever you want it to.  but maybe you already knew that and were
just asking for peoples own personal definitions.  bah.

Josh Coates

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Subject: "Enterprise-class" (was RE: Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!)

> If we avoid the trap of equating "enterprise class" with J2EE, then 
> yes, Spyce is enterprise-class.  I'm sure I could design a site to 
> serve a million db-backed pages per day from a single server (http +
> db) in Spyce, because I've already built one in another interpreted 
> language (TCL) that is somewhat more feeble (and marginally slower) 
> than Python.  Is that enterprise-class enough?

I've never really understood the definition of "Enterprise-class"
either.  I think it means being extremely scalable, the ability to span
across multiple servers in multiple locations (geographically), and the
ability for multiple other systems to communicate with each other.  Am I
wrong on this?  What is the exact definition of "Enterprise-class"?  I work
for an enterprise and we use multiple languages for different purposes -
does that count?  I'd be interested to hear people's definitions.

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