Google App Engine at the Utah Python User's Group on Thursday

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at
Wed Apr 9 10:05:45 MDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 08:34:48PM -0600, Levi Pearson wrote:
> Not that I don't think python is a fine language for this sort of
> thing, but I don't think language plays a huge role in the scalability
> of Google systems.  Things scale at Google because the parts are built
> to play together on massive server farms with well-architected and
> abstracted communication/coordination mechanisms.  You could plug
> pretty much anything in at the node level and get great scalability
> because they've got the hard problem solved already at a higher level.

Which, by the way, is the right level to solve the problem at.  If
things only scale because you picked the "right" language, then you
really aren't that scalable after all.

Andrew McNabb
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